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Eurasian jackdaw

Observed: 26th February 2012 By: hw2996
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Eurasian jackdaw
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Hi, our UK Choughs are mainly found in Cornwall and Pembrokeshire and have red legs and a red thin bill. They are coastal birds and often frequent cliff edges and grassland nearby.

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I don't find the crows easy.

If it looks like a crow and has white eyes then it's a jackdaw.


Bill Henderson

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RSPB have a very good online

RSPB have a very good online guide to birds, where you can hear their calls as well. Chough is at http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/c/chough/index.aspx, and you can find others from the index on that page. Good for checking an ID.

I have always been confused by the name, which is supposedly onomatopoeic, though we all say 'chuff' while the bird seems to say 'chow'. But we are getting into the realms of 'ghoti and chips' here!



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