Black: bill and feet coral-red.

Pyrrhocorax Graculus, Temm. Man. d'Orn. torn. I. p. 122. Cornish Chough, Selb. Illust. vol. I. p. 365. pl. 33. Chough, Bew. Brit. Birds, vol. I. p. 90. Red-legged Crow, Mont. Orn. Diet.


Entire length sixteen inches: length of the bill (from the forehead) two inches two lines and a half, (from the gape) two inches two lines and a half; of the tarsus two inches; of the tail five inches seven lines; from the carpus to the end of the wing ten inches eight lines: breadth, wings extended, two feet eight inches.


The whole plumage black, with purple and green reflections: bill and feet bright coral-red: claws black. (Egg). Yellowish white, spotted with ash-gray and light brown: long. Sam. one inch eight lines; trans, diam. one inch one line.

A local species; principally met with on the rocky coasts of Cornwall, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, and Wales. Found also in some of the Scotch Islands. Never observed inland, but breeds on the cliffs, or in old buildings near the sea. Nest formed of sticks, and lined with wool and hair. Eggs four or five in number. Food insects, grain, and berries.