Brown Torresian Crow

Subject: Brown Torresian Crow
From: "Regan Scheuber" <>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 18:34:07 +1000
Hi everyone,

Recently, there has been a 'brown' Torresian Crow 'hanging around' my school in Toowoomba, south-eastern Queensland. Its feathers all have a rufousy tinge and when it flies, the entire bird appears brown. This is a permanent feature of the bird and is obviously not caused by dust-bating etc... The bird is the same size as all the other Crows and it is the only bird with this characteristic in a group of up to 30. I have never seen this before, and I'm wondering if it could be a mutation or a recessive hereditary defect. It may just be a natural juvenile or old-age discoloration that I'm not aware of, but like I said, I have never seen it before.

From Regan.

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