A 2 week old African White-necked Raven. My friend, who is a Master Falconer, has a mature mated pair and this is their first offspring. This beauty has tripled his weight in the last three days.
A Bird of Prey, they prefer open, mountainous country. It is quite commonly found in small towns and villages as long as there are mountains or hills for roosting and nesting relatively nearby. It has been seen to drop a tortoise from a height on to hard ground, preferably on rocks, and then swoop down to eat it, or even pick it up again if not sufficiently broken.
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