the Alpine chough (or yellow-billed chough) has a glossy-black plumage, a yellow bill and short, red legs. It has quite long and broad wings and rounded tail. It is smaller than the chough.
This bird lives in the mountains at 1500-4000 meters of altitude. It breeds in big flocks and nests in rocky areas. It is very noisy and its call is a whistle. It eats worms, insects, seed, small rodents and lizards and carcass. Its nest is made of wool, twigs, straw and feathers. The Alpine chough doesn't fear humans. It often attacks birds of prey to chase them away from nidification colonies.