Red-billed choughs (pronounced “chuff”) are considered a rare bird in the UK with a population of just 394 breeding pairs. Their slender red bill and red legs sets them apart from other corvids. They also have a slightly different diet specifically eating invertebrates and larvae found in soil or dung. You can find more information in our factsheet.
Name: Red-billed chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Weight: 260-350 g
Length: 39-40 cm
Wingspan: 73-90 cm
Diet: Invertebrates and larvae
Habitat: Grassland (grazed), Farmland, Coastal
Jersey conservation status: red