Yellow Billed Chough
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The Yellow Billed Chough
The Alpine Chough or Yellow Billed Chough is one of the crow family and breeds high up in the mountains.
In Europe between 4000 and 9,450 feet and a lot higher up in the Himalayas
The bird below was photographed in the shadow of the Matterhorn in Zermatt Switzerland.
It has a yellow bill and red legs and glossy black plumage.
They eat fruit and invertebrates and will gather around tourists for food too.
They are 37 to 39cm long and have a wingspan of 75 to 85cm. Males are larger than the females and weigh in at 191 to 244 grams