Friday, March 13, 2015

Size of a Crow Compared to an Osprey -- Both in Flight

Sea Hawk, Crow, flying

A Sense of Scale

 

 

It isn't often, you see these two birds posing together with their wings spread.

They were flying over a dam when this shot was taken.

For further reference, I researched the wingspans of these birds.

The  Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) has a greater wingspan.

According to National Geographic: 5-6 ft or, 1.5-1.8 meters.



The Crow (genus Corvus) has a wingspan of 39 inches or, 1 meter.

That's from the good folks at Britannica.





Crows May Be Confused with Ravens

 

 

 

 

 

For those who like to know everything about birds, I did some digging.

People sometimes argue, make bets or, just discuss ravens and crows.

If you get some of these birds in your yard and want to identify them, try this.


Read about the birds, look at images, watch videos and, listen to the sounds they make.

Then, you will be an expert at, winning bets over crows and ravens.

That black bird flying below the Osprey is a Crow.

Wanna bet ?






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