[CT Birds] NYTimes on NYC Ravens

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Sat Feb 27 22:43:57 EST 2016

Nice, brief piece on ravens, now more common in NYC, too.


The Raven, the Original Goth, Makes a Home in New York
By DAVE TAFTFEB. 19, 2016

"Though the common raven (Corvus corax) thrives in both rural and urban settings, it has only recently reappeared in New York City. It is likely that breeding birds existed in fair numbers before the clearing of woodlands for agriculture and settlement, but it was only in 2010 that a pair was observed nesting on an old water tower in Queens. Since then, ravens have been sighted in all five boroughs."

(But note correction:  "Correction: February 28, 2016 
A picture in some editions last Sunday with the N.Y.C. Nature column, about the relationship between humans and ravens, was published in error. The bird shown was not a raven."  Oops!

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