30 minutes | Mar 17th 2020

Alpine Chough : The Black Feather of the Neanderthals

The Alpine chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) is, as far as birds are concerned, pretty much the ultimate mountaineer. It has bred at higher altitude than any other bird, and been seen hanging out near the summit of Mount Everest. But it is also a bird with a remarkable, almost inexplicable, deep history; because the Alpine chough has a mysterious, but possibly profound, connection to the Neanderthals ...

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Intro and outro music by Audionautix. Other music in this episode by Ondrosik and Chris Zabriskie. All licensed under Creative Commons Attribution.


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