The Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides) is the largest Australian member of the genus Corvus and one of three Australian species commonly known as ravens.

It has all-black plumage, beak and legs, with a white iris, and is distinguished by its prominent throat hackles and grey bases of its black feathers.

Alternate names include Southern Raven, Southern Crow, and Kelly.

Captured swaggering on sandstone showing honeycomb weathering in the background.

Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell, NSW, Australia.
Canon 400D.

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The World – Feb 2011
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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasalmost 4 years ago

    Oh now thats a ripper. What a great capture. Caz

  • Yes, he has an interesting look on his face. Thanks Caz.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 4 years ago

    That is definitely a ‘swagger’. I like the background. Nice photo Mike.

  • Thanks for the comments Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Rookwood Studio ©
    Rookwood Studio ©almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you.

    – Michael John

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Thanks.

    – Michael John

  • Rookwood Studio ©
    Rookwood Studio ©almost 4 years ago

    Hmm….a Sydney Raven…it could have been my Brenna :-D

  • Rookwood Studio ©
    Rookwood Studio ©almost 4 years ago

    …but he has blue eyes.

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Boy, does he ever look angry! And mean! And nasty! Well caught, Michael!

  • Wouldn’t want to mess with him! Thanks for that David.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Well caught ! Great background !

    5 February 2011 … one image a day

  • Thanks for that Trish.

    – Michael John

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Michael. He has got such mesmerising eyes!!

  • He is on the prowl! Thanks Sharon.

    – Michael John

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ann.

    – Michael John

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