There’s a long running thing here in Sydney that when NSW looses the SoO, we must fly a giant maroon flag on the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, in place of our usual State Flag - and in spite of our pain, we kept up the bargain for 8 years. QLD has said that if they loose, they’ll fly a blue flag on the Story Bridge in Brisbane. I work on the SHB and after years of smug bloody Queenslanders I am thirsting for some payback. I will be furious if there isn’t a blue flag on the Story Bridge tomorrow.
So I wanted to draw this little reference to show the difference between different members of the corvidae family. It sort of got out of hand… And now I think wings are a huge pain in the ass to draw and I never want to see a bird again.
Crow: It has black feathers and a black beak and it’s kind of a good size
Raven: THAT’S NOT A CROW THAT BIRD IS FREAKING HUGE WTF IS IT, WTF IS THAT, IT COULD EAT A FREAKING DOG
protip- Ravens are The Dude of the bird world. They don’t even care. They’re just like ‘Hey man, s’up?’ They get bullied by sparrows out my way. XD
It’s true! Whereas crows are vicious little shits and if you piss one off you piss off the whole flock, because they communicate with each other, and you will have crows that you have never even seen making your life a living hell.
In Australia the common Australian crow is in fact a raven. It has the size and looks of a raven, acts like a crow. Those birds are going places….
Well, everything in your country is a poisonous jerk, so why should the birds be any different?
The main difference between Aussie ravens is that they have white eyes, not black ones.
They also mate for life, from what I understand, and are super territorial. On the Sydney Harbour Bridge there’s a pair of ravens who’ve been nesting there for years. It’s the only freaking nest on the entire structure!! Even when they’re not making babies, they come around every now and then to make sure no-one else is nesting on their bridge, and actively chase away any competition.
They are also, in no way, afraid of anyone climbing the Bridge.