House Crows (Corvus splendens) - Nokomis
- Hi all,
We checked Nokomis Beach this morning for the first time in a couple years
wondering if the House Crows were still about and hit the jackpot.
The group quickly found four of them and got to appreciate their interesting
experience and different calls.
Then tragedy struck as one of the birds flew into a phone wire and fell to
the pavement. It twitched for a few moments and then died. Its relatives
were extremely agitated, flying back and forth above it.
Thinking this might be a rare specimen worthy to be in a local museum
collection we bagged it and dropped it off at Venice Audubon with Charlie
Does anyone know where the closest museum collection of bird specimens is
and if they might be interested in skinning a House Crow?
Englewood on Florida's SW Coast
- Hi Ken,
Yes, it is a good specimen. Probably the closest collection is at Archbold Biological Station.
Or you can call Andy Kratter at the state museum: (352) 392-3293
Either institution should accept it gladly.
Bruce H. Anderson
Winter Park, Florida