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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Birds of Japan II

 Large-billed Crow, Ueno Park, Tokyo
Carrion Crow, Miyajima Island near Hiroshima

Wow! The Large-billed Crow is so impressive it is actually a bit scary. We saw both of Japan's crows, the Carrion Crow more than the Large-billed Crow. Much easier to identify than Australian's ravens! The calls are different too. Large-billed Crow: loud clear krroh or kaw; Carrion Crow: loud hoarse kraa.


  1. Cool looking crow, it has an awesome looking beak! Great shots!

  2. Great to see and photograph both crows. Impressive looking birds!
    I think most of the shorebirds in Cairns are seen down this way also. It will be interesting to see photos of them.

  3. Wow...they are similar to a raven. Or are they? None the less, great images.

  4. Wow, look at the beak on that guy!

  5. The first shot shows why he is so aptly named. :)
    Nice shots!

  6. That really is some beak!

    I have to say the pink ear is more visible on the computer screen than in the wild!! A 'scope helps, but I cant honestly say I see the pink in the field that often!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

  7. Wonderful shots of these awesome looking crows. It would be easy to be intimidated by that large bill!