Birds of Ireland

Chough

Chough

The Chough is a member of the crow family and can easily be distinguished by its bright red legs and curved beak. The Chough favours rocky coastal regions with access to short grasslands. In Ireland it is mostly confined to the South and West Coasts

Best Sites

Great Saltee Island in County Wexford and the Cliffs of Moher are good locations.

Chough at Doolin Pier near the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/800 Sec, F14, ISO 4000