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Chihuahuan Raven.jpg
Chihuahuan Raven (Corvus cryptoleucus)
Habitat
Chihuahuan Desert, Trans-pecos mountains and basins vegetation area, foothills of the Davis Mountains dominated by open juniper/oak woods interspersed with semi-desert grasslands at ca. 1,494 m (4,900 ft) elevation.
Location
Fort Davis, Jeff Davis County, Texas.
Date taken
September 2021
Scientific name
Corvus cryptoleucus
Equipment used
Canon
superb action photo of this lovely raven, Stanley, saw them many years ago in New Mexico, excellent pose, colors and sheen, a real topper, many tfs!!
 
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Lovely detailed shot, pose, lighting and capture Stanley, many tfs and a fine set today.
 
I like the name, Stanley! Wonderful lighting and detail.
 
Great capture! Wondering now about the Latin name - cryptoleucus - does that mean hidden or secret white bits?
 
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Great capture! Wondering now about the Latin name - cryptoleucus - does that mean hidden or secret white bits?
Yes, hidden white feathers! Its neck feathers at the base are white, when the wind blows you can clearly see them. The name for ages before Chihuahuan Raven was White-necked Raven.
 

Media information

Category
North America
Added by
Stanley Jones
Date added
View count
116
Comment count
11

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS R5
Aperture
ƒ/7.1
Focal length
500.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1600 second(s)
ISO
400
Filename
Chihuahuan Raven, Fort Davis.jpg
File size
930.6 KB
Date taken
Mon, 13 September 2021 8:49 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 983px

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