Sunday, February 17, 2008

Ravens

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I saw these fellas in Anchorage. They hang out at at the McDonalds near the Dimond Mall. Ravens are my favorite bird so I just had to take their picture. They were more than happy to oblige expecially after I started throwing them peices of my burger.


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The Common Raven is one of the most widespread species of bird in the world. You can find them in North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and northern Africa.


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They live in the harshest of conditions. When it is -40F you can see them sitting on a snowbank all fluffed up covered with frost. They have such personality. You can see them flipping and diving and dound somersaults in the air like they are playing. They have also been known to fly upside down.

In the Inupiaq eskimo language the Raven is called "tulugaq" (pronounced TOO-loo-guk). Ravens have a featured role in many native Alaskan legends and are revered by many cultures.


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Polly wanna french fry???

2 comments:

coffeedog said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! AWESOME photos of my favorite bird. They are so freaking cool - I love them! You NEED to do something professional with many of your photos. You have a gift.

byrningbunny said...

Love the ravens. They are everywhere we go up here.