Raven and Crow feet

To: Jenny Spry <>, birding-aus <>
Subject: Raven and Crow feet
From: martin cachard <>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:04:14 +1030
hey Jenny,
I for one have never noticed yellow soles on any corvids what so ever - very 
interesting indeed what that's related to, as u have already asked ...
I look forward to the replies that hopefully come forward on this too - nice 
one Jenny.
martin cachard,

> From: 
> Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 11:26:04 +1000
> To: 
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Raven and Crow feet
> Hi all,
> We went up to Nhill last weekend for our regular mid-winter visit and had
> an excellent time including finding Little Friarbirds on the Nhill - Harrow
> road.
> While we were walking an Australian Raven flew over and just because I had
> the camera out I took a couple of photos of it. When I got home I noticed
> that the photo showed it had yellow feet. This seemed strange so I checked
> my reference books and none of them, including HANZAB mentioned ravens or
> crows with yellow feet. I used a magnifying glass on the Simpson and Day
> images and it looks like they might shows yellow pads on corvid feet.
> I spoke to a friend about this and she checked her images and has sent me
> photos of a Torresian Crow and a Little Raven, both with yellow feet. So my
> question is, does anyone know if this is an age feature? courtship? sexual
> difference? Do Little Crows and Forrest Ravens also have yellow on their
> feet some or all of the time?
> Possibly I am the only birder who hasn't noticed this colouring on corvids
> but I found it a really interesting sighting.
> I will put the images on my blog if anyone is curious.
> cheers
> Jenny
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