Corvid Month 2017 is over! Thank you to all who joined in the fun!
Here’s a quick recap of this month’s posts.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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!
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