Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Corvidae > Genus: Pyrrhocorax > Species: Pyrrhocorax graculus

Alpine Chough - Pyrrhocorax graculus (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A345

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000282 Spain Salvatierra - Fozes de Fago y Biniés Map
ES0000283 Spain Sierras de Leyre y Orba Map
ES2120008 Spain Hernio-Gazume Map
ES2410154 Spain Turberas del Macizo de Los Infiernos Map
ES2410155 Spain Turberas de Acumuer Map
ES5130024 Spain La Faiada de Malpàs i Cambatiri Map
GR2320004 Greece AISTHITIKO DASOS KALAVRYTON Map
IT1140016 Italy Alpi Veglia e Devero - Monte Giove Map
IT1160021 Italy Gruppo del Tenibres Map
IT1160056 Italy Alpi Marittime Map
IT1160057 Italy Alte Valli Pesio e Tanaro Map
IT1313776 Italy Piancavallo Map
IT1314610 Italy Monte Saccarello - Monte Fronté Map
IT1314677 Italy Saccarello - Garlenda Map
IT1323920 Italy Monte Galero Map
IT2020303 Italy Valsolda Map
IT2030001 Italy Grigna Settentrionale Map
IT2040001 Italy Val Viera e Cime di Fopel Map
IT2040002 Italy Motto di Livigno - Val Saliente Map
IT2040003 Italy Val Federia Map
IT2040005 Italy Valle della Forcola Map
IT2040006 Italy La Vallaccia - Pizzo Filone Map
IT2040007 Italy Passo e Monte di Foscagno Map
IT2040011 Italy Monte Vago - Val di Campo - Val Nera Map
IT2040012 Italy Val Viola Bormina - Ghiacciaio di Cima dei Piazzi Map
IT2040016 Italy Monte di Scerscen - Ghiacciai di Scerscen - Monte Motta Map
IT2040017 Italy Disgrazia - Sissone Map
IT2040018 Italy Val Codera Map
IT2040019 Italy Bagni di Masino - Pizzo Badile Map
IT2040020 Italy Val di Mello - Piano di Preda Rossa Map
IT2040021 Italy Val di Togno - Pizzo Scalino Map
IT2040023 Italy Valle dei Ratti Map
IT2040026 Italy Val Lesina Map
IT2040028 Italy Valle del Bitto di Albaredo Map
IT2040029 Italy Val Tartano Map
IT2040030 Italy Val Madre Map
IT2040031 Italy Val Cervia Map
IT2040032 Italy Valle del Livrio Map
IT2040033 Italy Val Venina Map
IT2040034 Italy Valle d'Arigna e Ghiacciaio di Pizzo di Coca Map
IT2040035 Italy Val Bondone - Val Caronella Map
IT2040036 Italy Val Belviso Map
IT2040039 Italy Val Zerta Map
IT2040040 Italy Val Bodengo Map
IT2040044 Italy Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Map
IT2060001 Italy Valtorta e Valmoresca Map
IT2060002 Italy Valle di Piazzatorre - Isola di Fondra Map
IT2060003 Italy Alta Val Brembana - Laghi Gemelli Map
IT2060004 Italy Alta Val di Scalve Map
IT2060005 Italy Val Sedornia - Val Zurio - Pizzo della Presolana Map
IT2060007 Italy Valle Asinina Map
IT2060008 Italy Valle Parina Map
IT2060009 Italy Val Nossana - Cima di Grem Map
IT2060011 Italy Canto Alto e Valle del Giongo Map
IT2060301 Italy Monte Resegone Map
IT2070001 Italy Torbiere del Tonale Map
IT2070002 Italy Monte Piccolo - Monte Colmo Map
IT2070003 Italy Val Rabbia e Val Galinera Map
IT2070004 Italy Monte Marser - Corni di Bos Map
IT2070005 Italy Pizzo Badile - Alta Val Zumella Map
IT2070006 Italy Pascoli di Crocedomini - Alta Val Caffaro Map
IT2070007 Italy Vallone del Forcel Rosso Map
IT2070008 Italy Cresta Monte Colombé e Cima Barbignaga Map
IT2070009 Italy Versanti dell'Avio Map
IT2070010 Italy Piz Olda - Val Malga Map
IT2070012 Italy Torbiere di Val Braone Map
IT2070013 Italy Ghiacciaio dell'Adamello Map
IT2070017 Italy Valli di San Antonio Map
IT2070022 Italy Corno della Marogna Map
IT2070302 Italy Val Caffaro Map
IT2070303 Italy Val Grigna Map
IT3220036 Italy Altopiano dei Sette Comuni Map
IT3230071 Italy Dolomiti di Ampezzo Map
IT3230078 Italy Gruppo del Popera - Dolomiti di Auronzo e di Val Comelico Map
IT3230080 Italy Val Talagona - Gruppo Monte Cridola - Monte Duranno Map
IT3230083 Italy Dolomiti Feltrine e Bellunesi Map
IT5120015 Italy Praterie primarie e secondarie delle Apuane Map
IT5210005 Italy Gola del Corno di Catria Map
IT5330029 Italy Dalla Gola del Fiastrone al Monte Vettore Map
IT5340013 Italy Monte Porche - Palazzo Borghese - Monte Argentella Map
IT7110099 Italy Gole del Sagittario Map
IT7110128 Italy Parco Nazionale Gran Sasso - Monti della Laga Map
IT7110202 Italy Gran Sasso Map
IT7110205 Italy Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Map
IT7120132 Italy Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise ed aree limitrofe Map
IT7140129 Italy Parco Nazionale della Maiella Map
IT2040601 Italy Bagni di Masino - Pizzo Badile - Val di Mello - Val Torrone - Piano di Preda Rossa Map
IT5120009 Italy Monte Sumbra Map
IT7110207 Italy Monti Simbruini Map
IT2040602 Italy Valle dei Ratti - Cime di Gaiazzo Map
IT2040401 Italy Parco Regionale Orobie Valtellinesi Map
IT5120010 Italy Valle del Serra - Monte Altissimo Map
IT7110206 Italy Monte Sirente e Monte Velino Map
IT7212121 Italy Gruppo della Meta - Catena delle Mainarde Map
IT3321001 Italy Alpi Carniche Map
IT7110075 Italy Serra e Gole di Celano - Val d'Arano Map
IT2070401 Italy Parco Naturale Adamello Map
IT7222287 Italy La Gallinola - Monte Miletto - Monti del Matese Map
IT2070402 Italy Alto Garda Bresciano Map
IT5110006 Italy Monte Sagro Map
IT3230089 Italy Dolomiti del Cadore e del Comelico Map
IT2060506 Italy Belviso Barbellino Map
IT5120013 Italy Monte Tambura - Monte Sella Map
IT2060401 Italy Parco Regionale Orobie Bergamasche Map
IT5120014 Italy Monte Corchia - Le Panie Map
IT5120008 Italy Valli glaciali di Orto di Donna e Solco d'Equi Map
IT3120173 Italy Monte Baldo di Brentonico Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alpendohle German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alpenkauw Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alpine Chough English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alpkaja Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alppinaakka Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Chocard à bec jaune French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Chova Piquigualda Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gracchio alpino Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gralha-de-bico-amarelo Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Havasi csóka Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Wieszczek Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:15580 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

25 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Albania 2000/5000 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Andorra 200/300 (pairs) 1999-2001 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Armenia 500/600 (pairs) 2001-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Austria 8000/16000 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Azerbaijan 1000/10000 (pairs) 1996-2000 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Azerbaijan 4000/40000 (individuals) 1996-2002 Wintering Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Bosnia and Herzegovina Present/Present (pairs) 1990-2003 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Bulgaria 1500/3000 (pairs) 1996-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Croatia 1000/5000 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Croatia 1000/5000 (individuals) 2002 Wintering Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
France 15000/45000 (pairs) 2000-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Georgia Present/Present (pairs) 2003 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Germany 2000/4000 (pairs) 1995-1999 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Greece 2000/10000 (pairs) 1995-2000 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Greece 6000/20000 (individuals) 1995-2000 Wintering Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Italy 5000/10000 (pairs) 2003 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Liechtenstein 40/50 (pairs) 1998-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Liechtenstein 50/100 (individuals) 1998-2000 Wintering Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Macedonia (FYR) 500/1000 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Russian Federation 30000/50000 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Serbia and Montenegro 1300/1900 (pairs) 1995-2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Slovenia 800/1200 (pairs) 1994 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Spain 10000/11000 (pairs) 1992 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Switzerland 10000/15000 (pairs) 1993-1996 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Turkey 40000/120000 (pairs) 2001 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

25 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Albania 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Andorra 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Armenia 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Austria 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Wintering Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Bulgaria 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Croatia 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Croatia 1990-2000 Wintering Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
France 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Georgia 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Germany 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece 1990-2000 Wintering Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Liechtenstein 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Liechtenstein 1990-2000 Wintering Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Macedonia (FYR) 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Russian Federation 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Serbia and Montenegro 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 10% to 19% Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Slovenia 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Switzerland 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Source: BirdLife International

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

8 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Bulgaria 2012-03-15 2013-12-31 The permit allows 200 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2012-03-15 2013-12-31 The permit allows 200 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 100 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Bulgaria 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 100 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Austria 2009-04-30 2013-12-31 Vogelpflege und Beringung nach Bedarf. Fang zur Beringung Keine nachhaltig nachteilige.
Austria 2009-04-30 2013-12-31 Vogelpflege und Beringung nach Bedarf. Haltung und Pflege verwundeter Vögeln Keine nachhaltig nachteilige.
Kärnten 2009-04-30 2013-12-31 Vogelpflege und Beringung nach Bedarf. Fang zur Beringung Keine nachhaltig nachteilige.
Kärnten 2009-04-30 2013-12-31 Vogelpflege und Beringung nach Bedarf. Haltung und Pflege verwundeter Vögeln Keine nachhaltig nachteilige.
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