Little Raven behaviour
David Clark <>
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:26:58 +0000
We are staying in the caravan park at Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula,
Victoria, while we are between permanent homes.
This morning, as I was making breakfast, I was watching several birds foraging
on the recently vacated sites near our camp. A Little Raven found something
that looked a bit like half a sausage. It carried the object about 10 metres,
placed it on the ground, excavated a small hole, put the object in the hole,
then carefully covered it with tufts of grass that it plucked. The Raven then
A Magpie Lark discovered the object and began pecking at the tufts of grass.
The Raven then returned and began re-arranging the tufts. This attracted the
attention of a Silver Gull and the Raven retrieved the object, walked a few
metres away and began eating it. When the Silver Gull flew off, the Raven
carried the object to a patch of slightly longer grass and hid it again.
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