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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.
Canon 50D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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australian crow, torresian, corvus orru, native bird

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  • Odd-Jeppesen
    Odd-Jeppesenalmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful.

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 2 years ago

    A terrific capture of this one Deb.

  • Many thanks Al!

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    What a handsome bird and interesting portrait!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture..love the lighting

  • Many thanks Larry!

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  • Matt Aunger
    Matt Aungeralmost 2 years ago

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