Common Ravens (Corvus corax) Pikes Peak El Paso County CO June 2012 Jeff Skrentny FB0702 IMG_2386
Raven or crow? It was huge and surprisingly let me get pretty close to it. On Mesa campus.
This was a very rainy day. 2 2/10" in rain gauge.
I observed no other wildlife in 8 hours of observation.
The common raven (Corvus corax), also known as the northern raven, is a large all-black passerine bird. Found across the Northern Hemisphere, it is the most widely distributed of all corvids. There are at least eight subspecies with little variation in appearance, although recent research has demonstrated significant genetic differences among populations from various regions. It is one of the two largest corvids, alongside the thick-billed raven, and is possibly the heaviest passerine bird; at maturity,...