Thursday, 1 December 2016

Shetland Raven (Corvus corax) near Sumburgh


Finally I managed to see real raven (Corvus corax) from close. I was near Sumburgh, Shetland. Somehow until now I never could have a good look on one of these in the wild, they are just too cautious in Europe and the best chance for seeing one is actually a zoo or the Towers of London. As far as I know it is the more common subspecies C. c. corax and not the much rarer C . c. varius, from Iceland and the Faroe Islands, which also had the very interesting color morph called "Pied raven", which sadly went extinct due to excessive killings.

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