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Re: raven beak clicking

Subject: Re: raven beak clicking
From: "Rich Peet" <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 22:12:04 -0000
Congrats Dan on posting the 11,000 message to the archive.  That 
should keep new people busy for a while.

I have not heard a Raven beak click but that does not mean a lot.
I note the context of that click in response to an agression by 
another.  This I have seen common in Owls and it could be the Raven 
is giving the owl response "in context".  As ravens mob owls, it 
would be expected that a raven has heard that response before.

Parrots on the other hand beak click in all sorts of situations such 
as "play" and Ravens are pretty good in the "play" department as well.

Rich Peet

--- In  Dan Dugan <> wrote:
> On our morning walk, my dog Grover barked at a big raven that was 
> sitting on a streetlight arm in the bus lot. The raven was making a 
> silent call, clicking its beak three times click-click-click. Its 
> lower jaw was quivering in between the clicks, like it had 
> laryngitis. It repeated the "call" five or six times.
> -Dan Dugan


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