Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Special Birds: Alpine Chough

Alpine Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus is, as the name suggests, mainly a bird of high elevations. In Eastern Europe it occurs in the Alps in Slovenia and in the Balkans in Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria etc. But despite the name, it is actually not unusual to see Alpine Choughs at low elevations, sometimes almost at sea-level in Croatia and Montengro (Dalmatia). This photo was taken by Andrej Bibic in the Julian Alps, Slovenia.

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