Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Australia: Corvids and other big (mostly) black birds!

The white-backed form of Australian Magpie, down in Melbourne.

And the black-backed form (a juv) up in Sydney.

Pied Currawong.

Australian Raven.

And this one... it was in the Otway Ranges along the Great Ocean Road west of Melbourne, so within range for Forest and Little Raven. It didn't call or fly, so I can't really decide what it is. Anyone know?


Russell Jenkins said...

I reckon the bottom one is an Australian raven.....hmm...I'll ask some friends.

digdeep said...

Hi Russell

I did wonder about that, but the throat hackles never looked as shaggy as that. I have a bunch of other pics of this bird if it would help.