Monday, April 27, 2015

Ill wind good blow for Torresian Crow

It's an ill wind ... that carries the stench of death to the delicate  stomach of birdwatcher without also attracting more robust appetites, in this instance Torresian Crows' (Corvus orru).

Can get crowded at the feast. Mostly young birds first on the carcase, with white-eyed mature bird late to the plate.

Fat smear under bill: many birds showed preference for fat over flesh.

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Brown Snake proves an obliging subject

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