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chough

 (chŭf)
n.
1. A crowlike Old World bird of the genus Pyrrhocorax, especially P. pyrrhocorax, having black plumage and red legs.
2. The white-winged chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) of Australia, which is similar in appearance to the Old World choughs.

[Middle English, any of various crowlike birds such as the chough and jackdaw; akin to Dutch kauw, jackdaw, probably ultimately imitative of the birds' calls.]

chough

(tʃʌf)
n
1. (Animals) a large black passerine bird, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a long downward-curving red bill: family Corvidae (crows)
2. (Animals) alpine chough a smaller related bird, Pyrrhocorax graculus, with a shorter yellow bill
[C14: of uncertain origin; probably related to Old French cauwe, Old English cēo]

chough

(tʃʌf)

n.
either of two crowlike birds of the jay family, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax and P. graculus, inhabiting mountains and seaside cliffs from W Europe to E Asia.
[1275–1325; Middle English choghe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chough - a European corvine bird of small or medium size with red legs and glossy black plumagechough - a European corvine bird of small or medium size with red legs and glossy black plumage
corvine bird - birds of the crow family

chough

noun
Related words
collective noun chattering
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chough

[tʃʌf] Nchova f (piquirroja)
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Last week's predictions weren't too bad as I managed to see nutcracker, snowfinch, alpine accentor and alpine chough in the hills whilst the valleys held red-backed shrike, firecrest, marsh and crested tit, and serin among others.
The mountain slopes and high woodlands also hold other species which aren't present in the UK, such as citril finch, alpine accentor, black woodpecker and alpine chough.