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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)
References in classic literature ?
He knew that "a lapwing runs close by the ground," that choughs are "russet-pated.
With these words he approached the cavern, and perceived that it was impossible to let himself down or effect an entrance except by sheer force or cleaving a passage; so drawing his sword he began to demolish and cut away the brambles at the mouth of the cave, at the noise of which a vast multitude of crows and choughs flew out of it so thick and so fast that they knocked Don Quixote down; and if he had been as much of a believer in augury as he was a Catholic Christian he would have taken it as a bad omen and declined to bury himself in such a place.
One such project is to restore grasslands and wildflower meadows along the north Pembrokeshire coast, which it's hoped will help birds including the chough.
The 28-1 outsider was one of the first under pressure and dropped into the last trio at halfway, but Michael Blanshard's gelding motored home to get up by a short head and deny 5-1 favourite Chough, who hit 1.
Over winter and spring they will be closed during lambing and to allow the Great Orme's protected birds, the Chough, to feed their young.
Chough (earth and environmental sciences, Seoul National U.
Which former Essex cricket captain was Chough belong?
Species suffering large population drops include the curlew, golden plover, chough, peregrine and ring ouzel.
Chough Cottage in the tiny hamlet of Puncknowle (pronounced Punnel) seemed about as far away from all the fun of the seaside as you could get when we first arrived.
FACTFILE: A week's stay at Chough Cottage, which sleeps four, costs from pounds 253.
Finally, there have now been sightings of the Cornish chough at Cape Cornwall-in addition to those on the Lizard--for those who want to see this amazing bird in another outstandingly beautiful setting.
Habitat changes and hunting during the 20th century saw the chough slowly die out and in the 1970s, the last known pair had gone.