Little Ravens

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Subject: Little Ravens
From: "John Layton" <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 20:22:25 +1000
At noon today there were two ravens in the front garden hopping about on the ground. I was standing at a window and at times they were two metres from the wall so I had excellent views for five minutes.
They appeared a mite small for Australian Ravens so I concentrated on the throat hackles, and sure enough, they were virtually indiscernible compared to the Australian Raven's. They seemed to be mature birds i.e. they had white eyes. Also, I was taken by the sheen of the feathers, even on the overcast day they were remakably glossy.
I mention this because it's the first time I've identified Little Ravens in the garden here at Holt. At times I've seen flocks of 10 or more ravens overhead and assumed they were Little Ravens because a wise ole bird called McComas Taylor once said that Australian Ravens rarely form flocks of more than ten.
John Layton.
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