Definition of chough in English:
1A black Eurasian and North African bird of the crow family, with a downcurved bill and broad, rounded wings, typically frequenting mountains and sea cliffs.
- Genus Pyrrhocorax (and Pseudopodoces), family Corvidae: three species, especially the (red-billed) chough (P. pyrrhocorax)
- The sea stretches out before them and on a clear day, the shores of Ireland can be seen and brimming with wildlife it is not unusual to spot the rare chough, wild mountain goats or a seal in the sea nearby.
- Stackpole is also home to the chough, a much rarer bird.
- The Dingle Peninsula has been highlighted as an international stronghold for an endangered Irish bird, the distinctive red-billed chough.
2 (also white-winged chough) A black and white Australian bird of the mud-nester family.
- Corcorax melanorhamphos, family Corcoracidae (or Grallinidae)
- At Ngarkat and Karte conservation parks, you can see everything from ring-necked parrots, honeyeaters and white-winged choughs, to Australian bustards, yellow-tailed black cockatoos and sometimes even a rare Mallee emu-wren or the Mallee ningaui.
- A flock of white-winged choughs dropped in to feed the other day.
- Emus, mallee fowl, miners and white-winged choughs can be found away from the lakes.
Middle English (originally denoting the jackdaw): probably imitative.
Definition of chough in:
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