Corvidae: Facts and Photography
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RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
(2012 May 08 20:18)Eldritch Wrote:  In the Company of Ravens

Quote:This gallery includes my experience with a small community of ravens living in the foothills of Kamloops, B.C. Canada. Other raven photographs in this gallery are from the beautiful islands of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia Canada. These are bright and marvelous birds. These were wonder filled experiences. Camera bodies: Canon 1DmkII /30D. Lens used most often: 500 f/4 L with 1.4 tele-converter... Your Votes and comments are welcome :-)

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Nice beautiful birds.

PS: I think you'll have to download the images and put them in a gallery.

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RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
There are two corvids that matter: Hugin and Munin; thought and memory. If you see two ravens on a tree, know that Odin is watching you. Better him than Big Brother.
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RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
There is a legend in Portugal which I believe being somehow related with Hugin and Munin, probably adapted by the Church somehow.

In 1173 when, by order of the first king of Portugal, the relics of Saint Vincent were transferred from Sagres to Lisbon, it is said that ravens guarded his burial site and two of them followed to the boat where the saint's remnants were being carried and watched over the body all the way to Lisbon.

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In remembrance, many coats of arms, Lisbon included, have since then the twin ravens depicted.

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More pairs of ravens:

http://mariomarzagaoalfacinha.blogspot.p...arca​s.html

Coincidentally there were many Norwegian crusaders here in the 12th century, namely in the sieges of Lisbon. Who knows if this legend was brought by them somehow, or some event at the time involving a pair of ravens was later adapted or distorted.

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RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
(2012 May 08 20:57)Zephyr Wrote:  
(2012 May 08 20:18)Eldritch Wrote:  In the Company of Ravens

Quote:This gallery includes my experience with a small community of ravens living in the foothills of Kamloops, B.C. Canada. Other raven photographs in this gallery are from the beautiful islands of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia Canada. These are bright and marvelous birds. These were wonder filled experiences. Camera bodies: Canon 1DmkII /30D. Lens used most often: 500 f/4 L with 1.4 tele-converter... Your Votes and comments are welcome :-)

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Nice beautiful birds.

PS: I think you'll have to download the images and put them in a gallery.

Ooops. Well at least the link is there. It's better if people just go there to look at them.

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RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
Save the world
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Save the world
When the raven calls
That’ll be World War III


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RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
Some magpies:

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RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
Allow a small interlude for "honorary" Ravens:

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European Roller by palko72, in Flickr

The Coraciiformes are a group of usually colorful near passerine birds including the kingfishers, the Hoopoe, the bee-eaters, the rollers, and the hornbills. They generally have syndactyly, with three forward-pointing toes (and toes 3 & 4 fused at their base), though in many kingfishers one of these is missing.

The name Coraciiformes means "Raven-like", which is a misnomer (ravens are passerines). Specifically, it comes from the Latin language "Corax", meaning "Raven" and Latin "Forma", meaning "form", which is the standard ending for bird orders.

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The jackdaws may not be quite as personable from human perspective as crows and magpies, but they are equally intelligent, and like all highly intelligent animals, they are very social.

Unlike other corvids, jackdaws do not usually store excess food, but rather it is distributed among the group immediately. They are also incredibly devoted to their mates, even by corvid standards.

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That made the jackdaw the German Nature Protection League's bird of the year 2012. Unfortunately it has become an endangered species here over the last 50 years, due mainly to the idiocy of humans.

My favourite however is the corvus frugilegus frugilegus or rook. A flock of around 40 of them greets me every morning from the adjacent field when I pick up my newspaper. In order to protect the freshly seeded field I have taken to diversionary feeding. And these birds never forget a friend.


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RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
(2012 Oct 20 12:14)Eldritch Wrote:  The jackdaws may not be quite as personable from human perspective as crows and magpies, but they are equally intelligent, and like all highly intelligent animals, they are very social.

Unlike other corvids, jackdaws do not usually store excess food, but rather it is distributed among the group immediately. They are also incredibly devoted to their mates, even by corvid standards.

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