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Alpine Chough


Alpine Chough
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-16 12:40
Viewed: 5188
Points: 6
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The Alpine Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus), also called Yellow-billed Chough is a Eurasian member of the crow family, Corvidae.

It breeds locally in the highest mountains of southern Europe, the Alps, across central Asia and India. It is resident throughout its range.

This was taken at Mt. Pilatus.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-16 13:00]

Hi Jane,
Nice to see this bird close to. Your shot is sharp but a bit noisy. Perhaps you cropped it a lot.
TFS, regards, Ivan

This lovely bird is not so often on TN. Thanks for sharing.

Dear Jane,
I have seen these birds in the Himalayas/Tibet; soaring high with thermals even at an altitude 18,000 feet above sea level. Amazing birds !
Regards Subhash

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