Birds

Corvid Month 2017 Recap

Corvid Month 2017 is over! Thank you to all who joined in the fun!

Here’s a quick recap of this month’s posts.

Species in Focus: Common Raven

The Common Raven (Corvus corax) is a large bird. In fact, Common Ravens are one of the largest of all Corvidae, only second to the Thicked-billed Raven.

Common Raven Perched. Image Credit: Animal Perspectives.

Common Raven Perched. Image Credit: Animal Perspectives.

Crows Mobbing and Being Mobbed

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.

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American Crow Mobbing a Red-shouldered Hawk. Image Credit: Animal Perspectives.

Le Corbeau

Along with a poster and a cover design, four full-page illustrations were also included in “Le Corbeau”.

Manet began conceptualizing these illustrations the year prior to its publication. The first definite example of his work on the project is from 1875. It is on a lithograph of Pekingese (the dog breed) sketches accompanied by a Raven’s head.

Design for the poster and cover for The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven. Édouard Manet (French, Paris 1832–1883 Paris). 1875. Transfer lithograph on simili-parchment.

Design for the poster and cover for The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven. Édouard Manet (French, Paris 1832–1883 Paris). 1875. Transfer lithograph on simili-parchment.

Three Crows Walk into a Bar

A City Crow, a Country Crow, and a Beach Crow walk into a bar. The City Crow say, CAW! The Country Crow says, CAW! The Beach Crow says, CAW!

Then, a man walks into the bar. The City Crow stays put, while the Country Crow flees. The man yells, “GIT!” at the two remaining Crows. The City Crow stays put, and the Beach Crow flies 10 feet away from the man and says, “YOU GIT! This is a CROW BAR!” 

Crow on Beach. Image Credit: Animal Perspectives.

Crow on Beach. Image Credit: Animal Perspectives.

That’s it for this month! Next year Corvid Month will NOT be a month long, but will be a week long dive into all things Corvid!

In November and December I’ll be scouring the web for the best products and gift ideas, so stay tuned!

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