21 April 2013

Bird I.D. request

I've heard it said, when you're not sure which, Crow, or Raven, it's a Craven!

I'm guessing Australian Ravens, even though the eye colour differs in the last photograph.  I think it's just the angle of the photo ... your thoughts?

Seen near Pelican Point, N.S.W.






15 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

What a special "Blackbird". Beautiful photos ! I wish you a sunny Sunday, Carol. Best regards, Synnöve

TexWisGirl said...

i would guess a type of raven based on his beardedness. i think his nictitating membrane was down in the last photo.

Andrew Fulton said...

It would be a Jackdaw in the UK with that pale coloured eye.

eileeninmd said...

Funny, I like the name Craven! I always thought the Ravens were larger in size than the crows. But, I am not an expert. Loved the photos. Have a happy week!

Evelyn S. said...

It looks like a raven to me...not that I have any inside info as to the difference! Some of your images look very much like illustrations for Edgar A. Poe's poem!

Lisa Gordon said...

I love the name Craven, Carole.
I am quite sure this is a crow.
Ravens are very, very big birds with wingspans of about 4 feet.
Whatever it is, it is beautiful, and I love those eyes!

Brian King said...

I don't know about the species, but it does have a raven look to it! Very majestic bird!

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Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I'm not sure which it is Carole, but it reminds me of the Ravens in Edgar Alan Poe's poem.

Bob Bushell said...

It looks like a Jackdaw, very close. It is in the Crow family. Lovely pictures.

Phil said...

Your pictures intrigued me Carole. Take a look at Wiki - I think your bird is a crow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torresian_Crow

Adrienne W said...

Torresian crows have blue eyes.
Ref The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds.
The Qld ones that frequent our yard do!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful photos of a Raven, Carole.
The last two are my favorite
Regards, Irma

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Excelente serie de imagens perfeitas.

Montanagirl said...

Looks like a Raven to me. Nice photos of him!

Judy said...

Now here is where I have an advantage over you birding people - I can just say it is a big black thing and have done with it...