Corvid Month Week 3 Recap

The second annual Corvid Month here at Animal Perspectives® has been a lot of fun so far! This is post is recap of week 3.


Crows mob birds that come too close to their nests. So what is mobbing? Mobbing is exactly what it sounds like. It is when a group of birds crowd around an intruding bird, or animal, and attack it in order to thwart the threat. This post is all about Crows being mobbed and Crows Mobbing.

Eastern Kingbirds Mobbing a Crow. Image Credit: Animal Perspectives.

Eastern Kingbirds Mobbing a Crow. Image Credit: Animal Perspectives.

Ravens in Art: Le Corbeau

Another great post by Carnegie Mellon art student Orianna Green. Here’s an excerpt:

When considering an iconic poem like Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”, one does not often think of “Le Corbeau” nor the artist Édouard Manet.

The truth is that “The Raven” (1845) inspired many artists and writers, particularly in France. These artists and writers include Gauguin, Baudelaire, and Mallarmé.

In 1875 Manet collaborated with Stéphane Mallarmé and together they produced “Le Corbeau”. It was a translation of Poe’s “The Raven” which incorporated artwork by Manet.

Read the whole post here.

Grey Jay Vs. Gray Jay

Don’t shoot the editor! Thankfully, both are acceptable. Seriously. Read on here.

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