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Australian Raven

Australian Raven (Image ID 37958)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Wed 3rd Apr, 2019 and uploaded on Fri 3rd Jan, 2020 .
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CommentThe Australian Raven is one bird species, which has benefited from man’s urbanized societies. It has become more numerous in the cities in recent decades, and few are the suburban streets that are not regularly visited by ravens, especially on the day of the week, where rubbish bins are put out for collection. Then, rich pickings are on promise, and the ravens are quick to spot any bin lid let ajar. It seems to me that the raven has often replaced the magpie in suburbia; suffice to say that we do not have magpies in my street any longer, since the ravens started to appear in numbers. Ravens are not colonial breeders, but live in pairs and defend a territory. They are mainly carnivorous and are capable of thriving in all but the harshest areas of Australia. This adult pair was photographed at a suburban Lake, where they busily foraged for insects in the swamp thickets. Bibra Lake; GPS. Status: Least Concern
EquipmentNikon D800 camera body, Nikkor AF-S 500mm f4G ED VR lens, Gitzo GT3543XLS Tripod, Dietmar Nill gimbal tripod head. Camera Settings: Shutter Speed Priority/1600/s, f4 & ISO-2500 (auto). Centre Weighted (average) Metering Mode; Focus Mode: AF-C; AF-Area Mode: Auto & Picture (colour/saturation) Control: Standard.Nikon ViewNX-i for viewing and selecting files; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2019; Topaz Pro plug-ins for sharpening and noise control. Australian Bird Guide for colour check
LocationBibra Lake; GPS, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, female, feeding/with prey, adult, behaviour/display
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