Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax – BRAN GOESGOCH – Breeding resident
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax – BRAN GOESGOCH – Breeding resident 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 40 37 Breeding probable 9 6 Breeding possible 17 10 No of tetrads occupied 66 (of 478) 53 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 13.8% 10.8% Choughs, with their bright red legs and a red down-curved bill, are the rarest member of the crow […]
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax – BRAN GOESGOCH – Breeding resident Pembrokeshire Chough Study Group chough colour-ringing project: Preliminary observations and a plea for more re-sightings! This article attempts to summarise some of the findings emerging from a Pembrokeshire Ornithological Research Committee (PORC) Chough Study Group project, to examine post-fledging dispersal, survivorship and recruitment of choughs to the […]
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax – BRAN GOESGOCH – Breeding resident 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 40 Breeding probable 9 Breeding possible 17 No of tetrads occupied 66 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 13.8% Mathew (1894) thought the Chough common all around the coast from Tenby to Dinas between 1840 and 1850. He noted nesting in the ruins of the […]
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax – BRAN GOESGOCH – Breeding resident The BTO winter atlas showed that Choughs were recorded in most coastal 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darkest blue on the map represents over 5-11 birds seen in a day, meaning immature birds were recorded as well as territory holding adults. More […]
Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Chough in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew