Saturday, May 19, 2012

Baby Crow, Baby Raven

The babies are rolling in on a steady basis now, with the VINS Wildlife Services department receiving injured and orphaned nestlings and fledglings on a near daily basis. Recently, two young corvids joined us: one crow and one raven.

Above, a juvenile crow's mouth is examined. Watch his full exam and learn more about this crow!

The young crow above may look full-grown, but his tail feathers are still growing in and he's got some downy body feathers. The absolute telltale sign that this corvid is still young, however, are his blue eyes. Yes, blue eyes! Baby corvids are born with blue eyes that turn to a dark brownish-black as they mature into adulthood. 

(Be sure to check out our Patient Cam, currently on this raven!)


The young raven, above, has the blue eyes of a juvenile. Watch a video of his exam!

The young raven, above, was found by the side of the road, emaciated and with a fracture in his left wing. Learn more about his diagnosis and care in this video of his recent check-up.

1 comment:

  1. Good that birds would still be treated like human.
    They are very helpful. Great job you did. Keep up.

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