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Northwestern Crows

These charming corvids meet the trip as we descend to sea level and the temperate rain forest characteristic of the Alaskan panhandle.

 

The Northwestern Crow is generally indistinguishable from American Crows save for their smaller size and lower-toned caws.

 

While we were waiting at the Haines Ferry terminal, we got to watch two NW Crows in action. They appeared as vehicles started to line up. They were happy to accept hand-out from humans, but it was obvious that they had figured out how to source another delicacy—grill-killed insects. These two visited each vehicle grill to glean dead insects.

 

Smart birds!

 

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Uploaded on July 2, 2009