PESO: Painted Desert Black Bird

Ann Sanfedele annsan at nyc.rr.com
Sun Jul 4 22:52:15 EDT 2010



Jerry in Arizona wrote:

>Thanks for the clarification Ann, I named it "Crow" cuz I just didn't know what else to call it.
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>I believe it was take at the rest area at Crystal Forest, but certainly not far from Blue Mesa.  Maybe one of Sam's offspring.
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Maybe SAm, actually ---
Apparently ravens can live up to 40 years tho normally only live 12 to 
15 in the wild...
Given the friendliness of the Painted Desert -- 20 years is possible...

ann



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>Jerry in Arizona wrote:
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>Took this while touring the Painted Desert a couple of years ago.  Came across it reviewing old files and remembered the issue here if a black bird was a crow or whatever.  Don't remember which camera I was using at the time.
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>http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/gelewis_2010/Crow_1043b.jpg
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>Jerry -
>that is not a crow you got there  .... that is a raven... raven's are 
>vastly superior birds :-) also, considerably larger.  
>it might even be my friend, Sam...
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>Or his offspring...  I'm not sure how long Raven's live, actually...
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>I bet he was begging for treats.>>
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