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  • noun Plural form of chough.

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Examples

  • In calling the choughs "russet-pated" he makes the bill tinge the whole head, or perhaps gives the effect of the birds 'markings when seen at a distance; the bill is red, the head is black.

    The Writings of John Burroughs — Volume 05: Pepacton

  • Above him, their nesting grounds disturbed by the hikers, gray fulmars and red-billed choughs rode the wind in great wide circles.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Above him, their nesting grounds disturbed by the hikers, gray fulmars and red-billed choughs rode the wind in great wide circles.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • The rising sun threw golden shafts on gulls and choughs as they took wing, and on the wet, curious faces of three young seals cavorting in the waves beyond the harbor rocks.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • The rising sun threw golden shafts on gulls and choughs as they took wing, and on the wet, curious faces of three young seals cavorting in the waves beyond the harbor rocks.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Behind it, tumbling blackly and brilliantly off the high ridge of the eastern side of Bardsey, was a gang of choughs, rarest and most buoyant of all the crows, mopping at the sky.

    A Year on the Wing

  • We spotted our first marmot of the trip and we had heard choughs all day and now saw a group of 5 or 6 harrying a much bigger raptor.

    Day 2 – Chalets du Truc – Croix de Bonhomme

  • Below them from the Gull-rock rose a thousand birds, and filled the air with sound; the choughs cackled, the hacklets wailed, the great blackbacks laughed querulous defiance at the intruders, and a single falcon, with an angry bark, dashed out from beneath their feet, and hung poised high aloft, watching the sea-fowl which swung slowly round and round below.

    Westward Ho!

  • The rufous bettongs were out in force every night, and the white-winged choughs flew down to keep an eye on us wherever we worked.

    Steve and Me

  • The rufous bettongs were out in force every night, and the white-winged choughs flew down to keep an eye on us wherever we worked.

    Steve and Me

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