Saturday, December 16, 2017

Common Raven (Corvus corax) - 25Nov2015 & 10Apr2017

Common Ravens are easily seen in the mountains of North Carolina where I saw this quintessential view of one flying by a ridge line high on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The croaking call makes finding them easy and then the wedge shaped tail is just icing on the ID cake.

The below birds were seen on top of Mount Lemmon in AZ and I initially thought they were Chihuahuan Ravens mainly because of the white throat feathers seen blowing in the wind.

I see now that the throat feathers are too shaggy and this species is not usually seen at high elevation.

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