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anonymous asked:

how would one tell the difference between a crow and a raven?

You might be surprised to learn there are a lot of different species of raven and crow! The taxonomic difference between a raven and a crow (that is, whether a species gets named of or the other) is size and lifespan rather than genetic grouping. When comparing the species most of us are most familiar with  – the American crow (C. brachyrhyncos) and common raven (C. corax), which will be the two I’m focusing on here – you can’t exactly tell the bird’s age most of the time, so if you have other animals or objects to compare the bird to, size is often the first clue. 

The common raven is is massive for a passerine. It’s the size of a red-tailed a hawk, with a wingspan over four feet. Crows, on the other hand, are typically about the size of an African grey parrot. Compare someone holding a crow vs someone holding a raven:

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And lemme tell ya, it’s one thing to READ about how big they are, but it’s another to SEE it.

If you see a corvid in flight and can’t get a bead on its proportions, the shape of the tail and flight feathers is another good identifier. A crow’s tail is triangular or fan-shaped, while a raven’s is wedge-shaped (ie the middle tail feathers are longest). Both have well-defined primaries, but a raven’s are much deeper and tend to spread wider. Ravens tend to soar a lot, too; crows are consistent flappers. 

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Finally, if you can get a good look at the head, the differences are pretty obvious. A raven has a beak that hooks at the end and is as long as its head (or in the case of a Chihuahuan raven, longer than!) while a crow’s beak is straighter, shorter, and lighter-looking in general. Both have nasal bristles, but the shape these bristles form is different due to beak size (a raven’s often looks squared off). Crows are kinda shiny and a bit fluffy; ravens are iridescent and have a very distinctive “beard” of shaggy feathers at their throats which bristles up like hackles when they call.

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Finally, their voices are a bit different – a crow’s flat, high caw vs a raven’s deep, resonating kronk – but both species have a very wide range of natural vocalisations and are accomplished mimics. [This video] has some great examples of the caw vs kronk sounds.

Hope that helps! o/

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For an art trade with my super bro @serpentsshipmate :D

(basically I just wanted an excuse to draw her gloooorious Inquisitor from Dragon Age: Inquisition!)

WOW SOMETHING INCREDIBLE HAPPENED TODAY.

I was eating with my sister and my brother, and we were talking about danganronpa. She asked “But, aren’t Komaeda and Izuru the same person?” My sister is absolutely not into the series, so she was not aware that she was completely wrong. But she saw some DR3 scenes and I tried to explain her that no, they are different guys.
Then, my brother (who is 14), suddenly said: “Lol no, Izuru is the guy who wrapped his hand around Komaeda’s waist”.

I died.

19th - 20th of May ~ Your presence softens my pain

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and you can be reckless

and we can both get carried away

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Oh, today is Mario’s 30th anniversary

Well then, happy birthday Mario, you’re the best plumber in the whole world! (And you’re my cute cinnamon roll ♥)

30 years already? Gee

Abi here; Been on the coach home for a good ten minutes and cannot stop crying… I will miss my bro until the next time we meet again in a month or so <3 no one makes me happier than you Jen; you are what is meant by a best friend. This weekend has been the best weekend of my life; no comparison needed. This week is gonna suck horribly. I guess Skype will have to suffice, jennrawrz <3 I miss you already.

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