Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia


Choughs are today extinct in Cornwall, except for a few in captivity. Cornish beliefs held that the spirit of Arthur used to fly over the cliffs in the form of this bird.

This is just one bird that has become associated with the spirit of Arthur. Others include the puffin and the raven, the latter being related to the chough and possibly later replacing it, because of its rarity.