Tim Bawden <>
House crow update??
Martin Butterfield <>
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:25:17 +1000
I am intrigued by the Birdline reference to "Large crow". From when we
lived in Tanzania (where these birds are a disaster for local species) I
had thought they were quite small (for corvids). Stevenson and Fanshawe
give the length of House Crow as 33cm (or 13") while Pizzey and Knight
state 48-52cm for both Little Raven and Australian Raven. (The comparison
is similar to that between Jackdaws and Carrion Crows in Europe.)
Hopefully it has disappeared through the activities of an appropriately
armed wildlife person.
On 12 September 2014 09:50, Tim Bawden <> wrote:
> As I work just around the corner I had a couple of wanders around the area
> yesterday and again this morning for no result. There was a Little Raven
> with a worn mantle but it didn't really match the desc on BirdLine.
> 0488 017 781
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> > Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:50:15 +1000
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> > Subject: [Birding-Aus] House crow update??
> > If any members of the secret society of Melbourne birders gets an update
> this morning on possible House Crow as per Birdline unconfirmed report,
> would appreciate a call as soon as possible, so as to detour today's trip
> from Sydney to Hobart (impending weekend Eaglehawk tick-fest) through
> Australia's second best city. 0414883166 Thanks!
> > John Weigel
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