Bird #531 — Yellow-billed Chough

pyrrhocorax (from purrhos, flame-coloured, red, and korax, raven) graculus (origin unknown)

Friday, April 19, 2019 — 4:45 pm

Murren, Switzerland

After taking the cable car up to Murren and checking into our hotel, we wandered the streets of the town. On the peak of a roof near the cliff edge, I spotted a Chough. It called its name occasionally.

Later in the evening, I saw a large flock circling over the valley.

The next morning, we took another cable car up to the Piz Gloria on Schilthorn peak. Two choughs were hanging around on the patio railing, obviously looking for handouts. I was able to walk to within a couple feet for a few photos.

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