But of the chough in captivity or as a domesticated bird we know little now, as no records have been preserved.
Angelo, the would-be Puritan ruler, was a "false seemer," Malvolio was a "chough."
We had, indeed, heard its name in an old song or glee, called the "chough and Crow;" or that begins with those words.
We were told that to this day no Cornishman likes to shoot a chough or a raven.
I experimented on a Cornish chough — an old specimen, infested with maggots or larvae of the "clothes" moth.
"Come and see," croaked the chough, hopping towards the door.
But for that dead rascal at our feet I could beyond a doubt have plucked him like a chough, and here I was, still penniless.
"Now the chough is protected by Act of Parliament," said Guy.
The head of the chough, like the rest of its body, is perfectly black.
The chough appears to be a sedentary species in all parts of its distribution.