Corbel of Australia
The Corbel of Australia or Crow with large nozzle ( Corvus coronoides ) (in English: Australian Raven ) is largest corvidé Australian. It is a little finer than the Grand corbel of the northern hemisphere to which it is very close.
CharacteristicsAs the others corvidés Australian sound Iris is white but it has in more one bluish ring around the Pupille. The totality of sound plumage is black with bluish reflections. It generally has, under the nozzle, close to the neck, a déplumée zone characteristic of the species. Its flight is powerful. It with the same intelligence as all corvidés.
With its 48 to 56 cm length, it is a little larger than the Corbeau of the desert from which it is characterized especially by the acuter cry and the drawing of the end of the wings.
Distribution and habitatThe corbel of Australia is very common in all is of Australia and the south of the Western Australia, the two parts being connected by a coastal strip: the " Nullabor plain" (see chart). One does not find it in the north of Australia. It adapted very well in the vicinity of the man and it is a bird very current with Sidney and Rottnest Island.
FoodIt nourishes carrions, insects, seeds, fruits, small reptiles, let us oisillons and of eggs. It is nourished especially on the ground incidentally in the trees. Downtown, it nourishes waste and refuse.
ReproductionIt niche at the top of the large trees. The female broods 5 to 7 eggs during 20 days. The small ones can fly at the end of 45 days and remain with their parents during the four following months.
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