Da black and shiny dirty-beaked corvid ;-) The strong beak and the “beard” below are excellent to tell Ravens and Carrion Crows (more slender beak, less or no “beard”) apart - aside from the voice which makes these two types of corvids easily distinguishable. Kraah-kraah-Crow versus Rroh-rroh-Raven. ;-)
Yellow beak, red legs, lots of snow and ice! Had a wonderful afternoon yesterday with my very special, high alpine feathered friends: the gang of Alpine Choughs - not coughs!!! - at Untersberg in Austria. They are real corvids by nature, bold and kind, curious and clever. If you take a closer look at picture one, you will spot one of the many aspects that make wild bird photography so fascinating - you can see the reflection of the birds’ habitat - no cage bars - in their gleaming eyes. :-)
Certainly not one of my best shots but I looove the dreamy atmosphere in this - sunset in Arizona. The birds at the feeder might be Brown-headed Cowbird females (Braunkopf-Kuhstärling ~ Molothrus ater), but I’m NOT sure about this.