1 a 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)
2 (also white-winged chough
)a black and white Australian bird of the mud-nester family. Corcorax melanorhamphos, family Corcoracidae (or Grallinidae)http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/114...
chough, any of three crowlike birds with down-curved bills. In the family Corvidae (order Passeriformes) are the common chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), of sea cliffs and rocky uplands from the British Isles to China, and the alpine chough (P. graculus), of high mountains from Morocco and Spain to the Himalayas. Both are about 38 cm (15 inches) long and glossy blue-black; the former is red-billed, the latter yellow-billed. These choughs are gregarious, have whistling calls, and are aerial acrobats. In the family Corcoracidae is the white-winged chough
(Corcorax melanorhamphus) of Australian forests. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleR...
Corcorax melanorhamphos (Vieillot, 1817)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 559484
Taxonomy and Nomenclature
Taxonomic Rank: Species
Common Name(s): White-winged Chough [English] http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/avibase.jsp
White winged Chough English Corcorax melanoramphos
The White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) is one of only two surviving members of the Australian mud-nest builders family, Corcoracidae, and is the only member of the genus Corcorax. It is native to Southern and Eastern Australia and is an example of convergent evolution as it is only distantly related to the European choughs that it closely resembles in shape, and for which it was named.http://www.zoossa.com.au/__files/f/14710/Whit...
WHITE WINGED CHOUGH
Least concern – not considered an endangered species.
Located throughout eastern and south eastern Australia - from Cairns in the north to the Eyre Peninsula in the west.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j....
Group composition and reproductive success of cooperatively breeding white-winged choughs (Corcorax melanorhamphos) in urban and non-urban habitat
Drosselkrähe (Corcorax melanoramphos) (Vieillot, 1817)http://tierdoku.com/index.php?title=Drosselkr...
Die Drosselkrähe (Corcorax melanorhamphos) zählt innerhalb der Familie der Rabenvögel (Corvidae) zur Gattung Corcorax. Im Englischen wird die Drosselkrähe White-winged Chough genannt.