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.