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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


There's some controversy amongst taxonomists about Crow (Corvus) species, the differences between which are difficult if not impossible for the amateur to perceive. So this may be the Common or American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos), or the slightly smaller Northwestern Crow (Corvus caurinus). I suspect this is the latter since it was quite a small crow and hanging out just above the shore along the Westsong Walkway. Wikipedia has some discussion of the taxonomic differences and, as mentioned in an earlier post, crows have their own website,, where you can find out more about their language and culture.


Trillian said...

Wonderful photo, the contrast of the colors is amazing!

PinkPanthress said...

Really beautiful!
Allthough black, the bird is so vivid in shades... :)

Dean Lewis said...

Beautiful and full of literary symbolism. Never tastes too good.

JoJo said...

Dang flying rats. They pick everyone's garbage to pieces on trash day.