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Some winter and nesting season foods of the common raven in VirginiaAuthor(s): Richard F. Harlow; Robert G. Hooper; Dwight R. Chamberlain; Hewlette S. Crawford
Source: The Auk
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionLITTLE is known of the ecology of the Common Raven (Corvus corax) population that inhabits the narrow belt of mountains from north Georgia to northern Pennsylvania. This disjunct group is a remnant of a previously larger, contiguous population (A.O.U. 1957). To our knowledge, only one account of the food habits of this isolated population has been published. Murray ( 1949) reported the animal remains found below two cliff nests in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Included were the bones of flying squirrels ( Glaucomys volans), gray squirrels ( Sciurus carolinensis), a Norway rat ( Rattus norvegicus), a Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura), a Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), a Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), a snake, and remains of grasshoppers.
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CitationHarlow, Richard F.; Hooper, Robert G.; Chamberlain, Dwight R.; Crawford, Hewlette S. 1975. Some winter and nesting season foods of the common raven in Virginia. The Auk. 92(2): 298-306. https://doi.org/10.2307/4084558.
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