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More super adorable raven behavior.
Chances are, these ravens are also these guys who were seen last year at the exact same spot..and awesomly enough, performing the same behavior.

Common raven
Corvus corax
Petrified Forest National Park AZ
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Decentia Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist
It's just a simple seminar work (12~15 pages + a few pictures and stuff). But it'll get a seperate grade in my Abitur-certificate. My school won't publish it but i can send you my file (as soon as it is finished). Though it would be in german. ;)
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Decentia Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Hi DeeOtter! I'd like to use your photo for my seminar work about the communication between ravenbirds. Of course i'd record you in my material source list.  Would you mind giving me your permission?
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That sounds like a fun project.
and thank you for asking, yes you my use this picture for your project! Hope I got back to you in time.
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Decentia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks a lot! I still have enough time (It has to be finished after my summer holiday). But your raven photos are really impressing. May i use some of the others too? Like the one with the puffed up raven and the flying raven. Oh and especially the cuddling raven coupe! Ravens have their very own communication as a couple and stay together for their whole life. They're so adorable. :)
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep that's fine with me!

Just out of curiosity, is there anyway to see your project? It's hard to find people that do research on corvids. Most people usually do their bird research on easier to study birds. 
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halflife24life Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Es hermoso 
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I worked with 'Alala, this sort of behavior was part of pair-bonding.  The male would grab the female by the beak and hold it, gently shake it, or make regurgitation motions without regurgitating.  Sometimes they'd just hold beaks very still for a few seconds, in a way that reminded me of human couples hand-holding.  The females occasionally grabbed back or initiated grabbing, but it would usually end with her beak inside his.
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is adorable. I thought it might have something to do with pair bonding. Didn't manage to catch any raven pairs this year. Just a single raven who was pretty chatty. 
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exit-humanity Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yay
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SSJGarfield Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Left Raven: There's something stuck in my throat
Right Raven: Let me have a look...*Goes in and comes out soon after* Well I couldn't find anything but I did cut out your tonsils. Is that okay with you? :3

XD

Sorry couldn't help myself making that joke xD
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great pic
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I witnessed this on the way to work today looked out the bus window and there the sweetys were
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cute!
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a special connection with ravens and crows Ive even befriended and hung out with one before (big crow)they are so smart
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! Not enough people take the time to appreciate the corvids. Every time I'm around Yellowstone most people just pass up the birds. But I've been able to see some adorable behaviors by sitting around and watching a pair.
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how wonderful OH I KNOW!! have you considered making a youtube channel devoted to corvids?
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not really. I'll upload videos at random. But my internet connection is fairly slow so it takes a while for the videos to upload if they upload at all. But I switched to Youtube from Vimeo (may still use vimeo) because vimeo has a limit as to how much you can upload a week or month or something...I think it's month...unless you give them money. But it's a little more professional than youtube (mostly just in content)
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah ok
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Hahah, that's just too funny.
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Pale-Recluse Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Needs kissing training
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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ShiroIri Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cute. I've never seen a bird do this before, is this normal behavior?
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure. I've only seen it before in these two. It may be an extreme form of bill grappling that I've seen in other birds.
Either way it's super adorable :D
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ShiroIri Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its either a strange bird kiss or the other was just hungry and wanted a nibble. XD
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:rofl: funny
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Dark-Erotic-Weapons Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:iconblacklovelyheartsplz: I just love it Dee what a wonderful photo and a perfect shot of such a sweet moment
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