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William A Hupy
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Corvid

Postby William A Hupy » Thu May 07, 2020 7:23 pm

This has nothing to do with a virus. It comes from Latin, Corvus, meaning crow.

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Re: Corvid

Postby call_copse » Tue May 12, 2020 9:49 am

From whence comes corvine, resembling or pertaining to crows. Not many people know that :D
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Re: Corvid

Postby Slava » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:23 am

From whence comes corvine, resembling or pertaining to crows. Not many people know that :D

:!: :shock: Shock and horrors! "From whence"? :o :?:
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Re: Corvid

Postby call_copse » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:28 am

From whence comes corvine, resembling or pertaining to crows. Not many people know that :D

:!: :shock: Shock and horrors! "From whence"? :o :?:
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Re: Corvid

Postby bnjtokyo » Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:45 am

According to The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds (J. K. Torres; Alfred A. Knopf: 1987) and Wikipedia, "corvus" is Latin for "raven." The Crow family, Corvidae, consists of 103 species world-wide, 18 in North America, 10 in Japan. In addition to crows and ravens, other corvids include jays, magpies and nutcrackers.


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