Martin Butterfield <>
House crow update??
Andrew Bell <>
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:49:11 +0930
Does the appropriately armed wildlife person get a tick?
> On 12 Sep 2014, at 9:55 am, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
> 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.
> Martin Butterfield
>> 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
>>> Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:50:15 +1000
>>> 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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