Corvid Behaviour

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Subject: Corvid Behaviour
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:03:08 +1000
I was outside of my house the other day when I noticed a T. Crow at the back of a property across the street with its wings spread. That was not something I could recall seeing before, so I popped inside to collect my binoculars.

I initially thought the bird was caught on something and hanging down, but it moved and I was able to see that it had both its wing and tail feathers fully spread - the effect reminded me a bit of the posture assumed by riflebirds. It held that attitude for a few minutes before being approached by another crow and they both dropped out of sight.

Is that wing & tail spread position typical of corvid mating display behaviour?

Regards, Laurie.

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