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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 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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australian crow, torresian, corvus orru, native bird, juvenile, feeding, immature, blue eye ring, northern rivers, west byron wetlands

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • julie08
    julie08almost 2 years ago

    Nice shot :)

  • Many thanks Julie!

    – byronbackyard

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured.

  • Many thanks for all your kind comments Julie, I appreciate it!

    – byronbackyard

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent capture Deb, they look really locked in on something!

  • Many thanks, it’s a mum and bub so probably food!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    November 2012

  • Many thanks Ann, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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