- Good Evening,
This afternoon I found and watched a NW Crow at Land’s End probing around for food with a bill twice as long as his brethren. It is also quite decurved. If someone would be kind enough to post the picture for me, I'd be happy to send it to them. Anyone is welcomed to use this shot for any type of educational purpose, obviously including sharing it with others (seems like a good caws).
Since the American Crow's scientific name of Corvus brachyrhynchos obviously means "short bill," I'm giving this new species to science <grin> the name Corvus longirostris, and I won't insult your intelligence by telling you its meaning.
Did anyone ever come up with a working hypothesis for what's up with these songbird beaks up here? My expert, scientific opinion is, from many decades of ornithological research, the cost of living is so high up here, bills are growing larger.
My only excuse is, it’s almost midnight.
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