Fwd: Crows in the wetlands

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Subject: Fwd: Crows in the wetlands
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2023 01:22:04 +0000
Hello Tony,

Thanks for your enquiry. The birds you are asking about will be Australian
Ravens. There are five species of that genus (say group) in Australia and of
these, there are actually no crows in our area. They are all similar to each
other. You need to go some hundreds of kilometres north or west of here to
find crows. Although that is a technicality, these being different species
but ravens are the same genus as crows.

No, we will not know what has happened to them. Ravens are common residents,
so they do not migrate away. The most likely explanation for what you
mention will just be a local or short term thing of that group. Just likely
that the family has simply moved a short distance to somewhere else. I
assure you that there are many ravens (and currawongs) around Canberra.


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Has anyone else noticed the lack of ravens at the wetlands? Please
respond to Tony.


Margaret Robertson

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