Corvids in mid NSW

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Subject: Corvids in mid NSW
From: "alan morris" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 17:15:55 +1000
Frank O'Connor asked the question as to what the corvids might be/could be at certain locations that he travelled through on a recent trip he made to NSW.

The following is my guestimate in respect to his request:

Forster/Tuncurry/Krambach: The common corvid is the Torresian Crow however Australian Ravens patrol the beaches and the Pacific Highway and odd pairs of Forest Ravens could occur as they are found as far south as Myall Lakes NP about 50 km south of Tuncurry

Burren Junction: The common corvid is the Australian Raven, but east of Burren, the Little Raven occurs in the farming/cropping country and west of Burren, but mostly beyond Walgett, the Little Crow occurs with Australian Ravens in the pastoral country.

Gilgandra: Little Ravens are the commonest corvid but Australian Ravens are dominant.

Capertee Valley & the Blue Mountains: Australian Raven predominates although there may be Little Ravens in Capertee Valley.

Sydney and environs: Only Australian Raven but occasionally small flocks of Little Ravens come into the Cumberland Plain west of Sydney but they are not resident.

Currently the Torresian Crow is making a push south, previously c 1990 the Torresian Crow's southern distribution was Port Stephens on the coast and Gloucester on the lower slopes of the Great Divide, but since about 2002/3, Torresian Crows are being found around Newcastle.

Alan Morris

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