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_________________________________________________ Birds 79 Alpine Choughs

 

 

ALPINE CHOUGHS Pyrrhocorax graculus

 

 

ALPINE CHOUGHS Pyrrhocorax graculus

 

 

ALPINE CHOUGHS Pyrrhocorax graculus

 

 

ALPINE CHOUGHS Pyrrhocorax graculus

 

         A quick glance at the bleak habitat favoured by Alpine Choughs Pyrrhocorax gracilus will reveal just how hardy these birds are! These photographs and the following film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCRKqCziuog were taken at Gornergratt (overlooking the Matterhorn) at an altitude of over 10,000 feet.

 

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