Research Papers

Funded by Operation Chough at Paradise Park:

The feeding ecology of the Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax L. in West Wales, and the feasibility of re-establishment in Cornwall
Richard Meyer PhD
University of Glasgow Thesis

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Funded by Operation Chough at Paradise Park and Conservation Works:

A pilot release of captive-bred red-billed choughs into Cornwall, UK
Publication: Global Re-introduction Perspectives
Malcolm Burgess, David Woolcock, R B Hales & Alison Hales

Captive Husbandry and Socialization of the Red-Billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)
Malcolm D Burgess, David Woolcock, R B Hales, Alison J Hales & Rebecca Waite
Publication: Zoo Biology

Other papers in which Operation Chough and Paradise Park have contributed:

Mitochondrial DNA monomorphism in Red‐billed Choughs Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax in the United Kingdom
AIvna Kocijan & Michael W. Bruford
Publication: Bird Study

Pronounced genetic structure and low genetic diversity in European red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) populations
Marius A. Wenzel, Lucy M. I. Webster, Guillermo Blanco, Malcolm D. Burgess, Christian Kerbiriou, Gernot Segelbacher, Stuart B. Piertney, Jane M. Reid
Publication: Conservation Genetics

Reintroduction of the red-billed chough in Jersey, British Channel Islands
Elizabeth Corry1*, Carl G. Jones1, Alison Hales2 & Glyn Young1
1 – Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Les Augrès Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5BP, Channel Islands * –
2 – Paradise Park, 16 Trelissick Rd, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HY, UK
Publication: Global conservation translocation perspectives: 2021

Further papers by Richard Meyer:

Gapeworm infection in Choughs Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax: further evidence. 
Richard M Meyer & Vic R Simpson
Publication: Bird Study

Ecology of the Chough in West Wales
R M Meyer
Unpublished Report for the NCC, Dyfed-Powys

Observations on two Red-billed Choughs Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax in Cornwall: habitat use and food intake
R M Meyer
Publication: Bird Study

The predictability and patterns of vigilant behaviour
R M Meyer
Publication: Behavioural Processes 22: 41-46

The diet of the Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax as indicated by analysis of digested prey remains
R M Meyer
Publication: Avocetta 18: 95-106.