National survey launched to see how Choughs are faring
The Chough is a distinctive member of the crow family. It is slightly bigger than a Jackdaw and has glossy, metallic black feathers. It is distinctive in that it is the only crow with a red bill and matching red legs. The bill is long and pointed and is downturned for probing in short coastal grasses for insects, leatherjackets, spiders, earthworms, and such like as well as grains.