This bird was digging into eroding soil, on a slope, beneath a tree root system, with repetitive pecks while its mate (or what i presume to be its mate) watched above in the tree.
09/23/2014, 12:23 PM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/640 sec, f/5, 170mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 1000 (auto), Exp comp 0
Corvidae is a cosmopolitan family of oscine passerine birds that contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers. The common English names used are corvids (more technically) or the crow family (more informally), and there are over 120 species. The genus Corvus, including the jackdaws, crows and ravens, makes up over a third of the entire family.