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British crows - a painting of all 8 species of corvids

British crows - a painting of all 8 species of corvids

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An A2 sized signed poster print of a painting of all 8 species of British crows.

Painted May in 2020 during lockdown my British Crows painting is more corvid than covid.

I also have greetings cards of this painting.

British Crows

Crows are all members of the corvid family and are the most intelligent of all birds. They are adaptable, think things through, have long memories, and use tools. They are also long-lived. A raven may live for 50 years or more. They are, I think, simply marvellous birds! In my painting 'British crows' I have illustrated all eight species of corvid resident in the British Isles:

Raven

The raven (Corvus corax) is the largest crow - it's the size of a buzzard! - at 64cm long. The make a kronking call, and when they fly you'll see that their tails are splayed out like an open fan. They have massive thick bills, shaggy necks and - well - are generally massive!

Rook

The rook (Corvus frugilegus) is easily distinguished by its light grey bill and long baggy shorts. You may occasionally see an individual on its own, but generally they hang out in large numbers. They are 48cms long, just a bit bigger than a carrion crow

Carrion Crow

The carrion crow (Corvus corone) is 47cm long and is entirely black.

Hooded Crow

The hooded crow (Corvus cornix) is the same size as the carrion crow can be found in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Scotland.

Red-billed Chough

The chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) is a rarer creature, now confined to Cornwall, the coasts of Wales and Scotland and the Isle of Man. They're easy to recognise with their elegant bright red curved bills and smart red legs. They're only 40cm long.

Magpie

The magpie (Pica pica) is so distinctive with its striking black and white costume. They are 46cm long and a lot of that is their fantastically long tail.

Jay

Seen a huge pink bird? About 34cm long? Not sure what it was? It was the Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius). They really don't like people so you'll often see then flying away. They like the cover of woodlands.

Jackdaw

The jackdaw (Corvus monedula) is smallest species of British crow. They're easy to recognise with their grey hood. Where I live they hang out in huge numbers, swirling overhead in noisy colonies. In the village where we live, 500 or more of them wheel overhead at dawn.

I have painted the crows according to their size (raven largest and jackdaw smallest), but not their precise relative size.

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