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The Torresian Crow is a large glossy black crow with short throat hackles (feathers). The feathers of the head and neck have white bases. The eye is white with a fine blue eye-ring. Immature birds are duller black with a brown eye. When landing, this species characteristically shuffles its wings. It will be seen outside breeding season in large flocks. It has also been called the Australian Crow.
The Torresian Crow shuffles its wings when landing at a perch. Its call is a nasal, staccato caw: ‘uk-uk-uk-uk’, usually more than three notes. Also harsher ‘arr-arr-arr’ aggressive call.
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Comments

  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonabout 3 years ago

    Really nice capture. I like the part open beak. Nice setting too.

  • Many thanks Betsy, I like these birds although they’re quite common!

    – byronbackyard

  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonabout 3 years ago

    I love them too. Very smart birds.

  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...about 3 years ago

    Such a pretty bird and a wonderful image. Very nice write too.

  • Many thanks Jean!

    – byronbackyard

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • K Lockhart
    K Lockhartabout 3 years ago

  • Many thanks, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

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