Chough

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax – BRAN GOESGOCH – Breeding resident

Chough – 2003-07 breeding

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 […]

Chough – 2002 ringing

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 […]

Chough – 1994

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 […]

Chough – 1980s winter

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 […]

Chough – 1968-72 breeding

Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Chough in Pembrokeshire

Chough – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Chough – 1894

Species account from the 1894 ‘Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands’ by Rev M A Mathew