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Seen in a relatives backyard.
Interesting. We get two curawongs (one of which is endemic) and one raven. At least the raven is easy to identify. ;)
we only get the grey and three species of crow
No they are an eastern states bird.
Yes, the bills are different, but again locally, I expect the blacks to have a more prominent hook on the tip of the bill, as well as having a generally heavier one. But your grey has a very noticeable hook. Do you get a pied curawong where you live (Tasmania lacks one)?
yeah i can see your problem. They do get lighter as you go west. Our two areas a separated by at least two sub-species of grey. Also Ive noticed the bill is shaped differently in both species
Yep, that's them Steven. Only, here they really are black. Apparently they are lightest in the western most part of their range, and get darker as they move east.Here's the best I've managed to get of the grey: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/470...And here's the black (note the black under-tail coverts): http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/282...
Spotted on Jan 21, 2011 Submitted on Sep 21, 2011
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