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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D5100
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For those that remember this picture I think these are the same ravens.
They were seen at the same spot in the forest and they performed the same behavior a few times.
I have no idea how common face nomming in ravens is but it would be neat to find out that I'm seeing a constant pair of ravens in the forest.
The sun was setting, which if black birds aren't at the right angle they'll be very dark!

Common raven
Corvus corax
Petrified Forest National Park
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dark-lil-soul Mar 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
trying so hard to kiss but they has no lips :3  
XD
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SkirmisherDak Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe very nice capture ^^
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LadyCorvidaea Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is the equivalent of kissing for birds. So cute! :)
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DeeOtter Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I know :D They're so adorable when they do this. I hope to see them again this winter. No idea how long they keep their territories for. I'd imagine for a while. I think there's a different pair of ravens at every viewing point of the forest and desert. 
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i think in the wild they can live for about 15-20 years.  so they'll be having their territory for a long time.
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LadyCorvidaea Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Ravens mate for life so I think they probably keep their territories for as long as possible.
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TheSepiaRaven May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the kind of picture I want to show people when they ask me why I love corvids. This is too cute.
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DeeOtter May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D This is the only pair I've seen do this. I'm hoping they'll be around the same area when I visit Arizona again.
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solalis1226 Feb 1, 2013   General Artist
Cute!:heart:
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For the ones wondering: Ravens mate for life. When they are between 1 and 3 years old they find themselves a parter they stick to for the rest of their lives, just like parrots. These are a male and a female and I'm indeed possitive these are the same birds as the other picture. I haven't seen face nomming on ravens before but other birds do it as a sign of affection or just playing around. It is a trust thing either way. And these two are obviously very fond of eachother :)

Thanks for posting these heart warming pictures, DeeOtter! And they're gorgeous and well shot as well
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