Australian Beach Raven, Long Reef, Sydney, Australia.

Best Viewed Large.


Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 55-250mm Lens.

The Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides) is the largest Australian member of the genus Corvus and one of five Australian species commonly known as crows. It is a more slender bird than the Common Raven of the Northern Hemisphere but is otherwise similar. It has all-black plumage, beak and legs with a white iris, as do the other Corvus members in Australia and some species from the islands to the north. It is distinguished by its prominent throat hackles and grey bases of its black feathers. It is omnivorous, has adapted well to urban environments and is a common city bird in Sydney and Canberra.


  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 2 years ago

    I love ravens and crows. Such interesting and intelligent birds. Lovely shot Dean.

  • i agree maree, very crafty they are :) thanks heaps !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • JamesA1
    JamesA1almost 2 years ago
    Did you take the nuts away from this bird…the bird looks ready to take a strip off yea :) Nice eye contact and great detail on the feathers. This is an image that needs to be viewed large (and printed) to show off that intense stare…awesome bird and an awesome catch!
  • yeah just one of those situations where i kept trying to get closer and closer. greedy haha. he let me get quite close but never took his eyes off me. thanks heaps james, cool comments !!

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Karine Radcliffe
    Karine Radcliffealmost 2 years ago

    Great capture Dean, I like the eye contact and blurry background :)

  • thanks heaps karine, hope ur good !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • thanks heaps dominika, happy new year to you :)

    – Dean Cunningham

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyalmost 2 years ago

    You’ve got a way with the birds too, Dean! I don’t know what you said to this one to get that look! A fave! :)george

  • hmmmmm i used to back in my heyday. hahahahahahaha. actually i just kept creeping up closer and he wouldn’t take his eyes off me. thanks heaps george !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    He certainly has his eye on you Dean, splendid capture mate.

  • yeah its a good look haha, makes the shot i think – thanks a lot mark !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 2 years ago

    nice capture:)

  • thankyou robin !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture.

  • thankyou georgia !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • vadim19
    vadim19almost 2 years ago

    wonderful capture, Dean!

  • thanks a lot vadim, hope ur good mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoalmost 2 years ago

    Cool shot mate!

  • thanks heaps mate, hope ur good !

    – Dean Cunningham

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