Raven at Leh
|Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan)
|Date Taken: 2011-07-03|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H55|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-08-10 11:04|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Raven: It is the largest and glossiest subspecies, with the longest throat hackles. Its bill is large and the bases of its neck feathers are grey.|
How to differentiate between a crow and the raven: The raven can be easily confused with the large billed crow (Corvus macrorhynchos). The raven is much larger than a crow. It has very prominent hackles (pointed feathers) on its throat and has bristles on upper beak. The tail is distinctly wedge shaped.
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For some odd reason this bird looks old and wise like a sage. I would almost expect a bird from Leh to look like this. Very well done. Perhaps you noticed it as well.