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Monday, February 13, 2006

How to tell a raven from a crow

If you find yourself wondering, "was that just a really big crow?" then it probably wasn't. Most crows are around the size of a pigeon while ravens can get to be more of a hawk like size. However there are a couple other key things that will help you tell them apart:

  1. What does it sound like? A raven makes a "wrack wrack..." sound, while a crow is more of a raucous laugh of "haw haw haw.."
  2. What shape is it's tail? Rounded like a C (for Crow) or pointed like a V (for raVen)?

One last tip: if it looks scruffy in the chest then it's probably a raven.

2 Comments:

Blogger Calin and Ian said...

And if it's a crow, and it's dead dead dead, then I hear you're supposed to report it to your county health officer in case it has west nile.

p.s. why do I have to have a blogger account to leave a comment? Isn't the word verification enough?

10:09 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fixed. good catch.

10:32 PM

 

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