Thursday, December 25, 2008

Quoth the Raven "Ah-ah-aaarrrrrrrrrrrr!"




The Australian Raven, Corvus coronoides. Though I love all the corvines, I am especially fond of the Raven for thier myriad symbolsim, haunting call, and perfect darkness.

If you would like more information on the Australian Raven:
Aussie Raven @ Wikipedia
or
Aussie Raven @ Birds in Backyards
(which also has the Raven's call in MP3 format).

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This post was written on Mon Dec 22nd, if all has gone well, while you read this I will be somewhere in the Kosciuszko National Park. Heres hoping the conditions for photography are good - we wont be able to hike much as we have limited time this trip - otherwise, I might never be seen again except to recharge the camera battery. Cheers!

2 comments:

BetteJo said...

Perfect darkness, good description.

barkfoot said...

The Australian Raven has the same eyes as our Jackdaws.