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Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill ~ Östlicher Gelbschnabeltoko ~ Tockus flavirostris

This is a non-DSLR picture!

2014 © Jesse Alveo

Hooded Crow ~ Nebelkrähe ~ Corvus corone cornix

A teeny tiny black and white series o’ corvid is developing. This shall pass soon and looks horrible on mobile - sorry a bunch for that - but there will be one more. ;-)

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Common Raven ~ Kolkrabe ~ Corvus corax

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. ;-)

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Common Raven ~ Kolkrabe ~ Corvus corax

And here is the last of the “gothic” ones - the classic Poe raven. ;-)

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Alpine Chough ~ Alpendohle ~ Chocard à bec jaune ~ Pyrrhocorax graculus

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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. :-)

Violet-backed Starling (fledgling; female?) ~ Amethystglanzstar (Ästling; weiblich?) ~ Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

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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.

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Eurasian Jay ~ Eichelhäher ~ Garrulus glandarius

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We call them the Forest Secret Police - screech, screeeeeech! ;-) 

Black-headed Gull (winterplumage) ~ Lachmöwe (Winterkleid) ~ Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Syn. Larus ridibundus

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White-crowned Sparrow (immature) ~ Dachsammer (Jungvogel) ~ Zonotrichia leucophrys

Thanks talonzi for proper identification! :-D

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