English: Red-billed Chough, Cornish Chough, Chough Body length: 37-41 cm
Mongolian: Улаанхушуут жунгаа, Улаан хушуут
French: Crave a bec rouge
Japanese: ベニハシガラス (Beni-hashi-garasu)
Wing span: 73-90 cm
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 3-4 (occasionally 2-7)
Egg colour: Faintly buff with olive-brown or
often profuse blotches, spots.
1-2 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Invertebrates, vegetable matter and
leftovers in waste disposal sites.
Habitat: Nests in cliffs, crevices, under
overhangs, or in holes and caves of high mountains in forest steppe, mountain
steppe, desert steppe, the Gobi desert and river valleys. The nest is a bulky
cup of sticks, plant-stems and grasses, lined with hair and wool. Most of the
time, it occurs in pairs in open habitats of mountainous areas.