[Tweeters] Oddly-colored crow Lincoln Park Seattle

Andrea Wuenschel chyroptera at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 3 21:18:33 PDT 2007


Hi all,

Today I saw this brown and cream crow at Lincoln Park,
Seattle (Sat Nov 3rd). Its body was chocolate
brown, but the wings were gradated from brown on the
coverts to almost cream on the ends of the primaries &
secondaries.
It seemed its darker brothers wouldn't always
recognize this bird as a fellow crow when it flew
in--they would flush from feeding in the grass as if
it was a predator. So it remained on the sidelines or
in a tree
apart from the group mostly. The wings looked very
light in flight, making it look like a sharpie or
flicker when it flew.

I was able to capture some photos:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Achyroptera/BrownCrowAtLincolnPark

I remember a while back someone else mentioned seeing
a "brown crow" somewhere in Puget Sound...

Andrea Wuenschel
North Seattle

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