Forest Ravens in Coffs Harbour

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Subject: Forest Ravens in Coffs Harbour
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 21:15:58 +1100
D'oh, we must have been looking at Torresian Crows in CH. It simply
didn't occur to me that they were a possibility, I forgot they came
down the coast. Mind you, I was thinking they looked too small and
slender for Forest Ravens :-)

Oh well, another subspecies tick that'll have to wait.

However, they didn't seem to be many Magpies and Currawongs in CH.

John Leonard

On 06/01/2008, Greg & Val Clancy <> wrote:
> Hi John,
> You wouldn't expect the Australian Raven in Coffs Harbour as it is confined
> to the high country in north-east NSW.  The common corvid there is the
> Torresian Crow.  The Forest Raven was first identified near Coffs Harbour,
> at Bongil Bongil National Park, by David Secombe about 15 years ago.  Since
> then I have recorded it regularly north to Moonee Beach.  It can be locally
> common, especially close to the coastline but I would never have considered
> it to be the most common corvid there.  In some areas Torresian Crows appear
> to be competing with the Forest Raven with the latter apparently losing out.
> Regards
> Greg Clancy

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