Alpine choughs around the Augstenberg summit cross

Alpine choughs around the Augstenberg summit cross

As I had a short break, a couple of birds joined me. It's a popular hiking trail, so probably they regularly get food from the tourists, either left over crumbs or direct hand outs. 23 June 2012.
on Mar 5, 2013 1:15 am
Image Type(s): Wildlife,  Scenery
Image ID: 841010


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Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Mar 5, 2013 1:25 pm - Voted 10/10

I just

love these birds, very common in the Dolomites.


rgg - Mar 6, 2013 12:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I just

I don't know exactly how widespread these are, but I've seen them all over the Alps. This is in Liechtenstein, close to the border with Austria.

I can see why you love these birds; they frequently seem to show up on summits where people tend to have a rest, and then gingerly hop around close by, as if trying to coax a bit of food from us. Makes me smile :-)

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