Thursday, January 26, 2006

Australian Raven

This is one of the birds from yesterday, and I think it's a young Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides), but if you know it isn't, please say.

The eye which used to live in that eye socket was a brownish colour; according to the book I'm looking at, the eye of an adult bird would be white.

It felt a tiny bit rude taking photos of the dear departed, but on the other hand, the poor thing HAS departed (as far as I'm concerned), and it was interesting to get such a close-up view.

And by the way, yesterday I said the bird must have died recently because its body was limp, but it's still in the same condition today (its head lolling about quite freely). So much for that theory, then.