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Old 2019-03-18, 10:57   #9
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Originally Posted by kladner View Post
On one of our trips to downstate Illinois, we heard a terrific cacophony of crows.
Essentially every evening we hear a terrific cacophony of corvids. Not technically crows but closely related. The choughs, or gracas they seem to call them in these parts, have started their nesting and mating season. Over the last month one pair has been taking first long twigs and then soft furnishings up into the crown of the dragon tree near the veranda. Last summer there were four birds up there, from which we deduced that they had raised two young.

It also seems that this pair is unusual as the species generally use cliffs, buildings, etc, rather than trees as nesting sites.

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