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.
Pyrrhocorax graculus – Resident. There can be no doubt that 50 years ago the Chough was a common bird on the coast all the way round from Tenby to St. David’s Head, and on towards Cardiganshire about Dinas, &c. It is now rapidly becoming scarce, and if it were not for its sagacity in building in holes and crannies […]