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. . .Speaking of The Crow

Updated on April 17, 2017
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I love to write about our friends, the various animals and birds and how they can be so interesting.

Common crow getting a tasty meal.
Common crow getting a tasty meal. | Source

Talking About

the crow which is the genus Corvus. The term "crow" is used both as part of the common name of many species, and collectively for all of Corvus.

Species with the word "crow" in their common name include:

  • Corvus albus – pied crow (Central African coasts to southern Africa)
  • Corvus bennetti – little crow (Australia)
  • Corvus brachyrhynchos – American crow (United States, southern Canada, northern Mexico)
  • Corvus capensis – Cape crow or Cape rook (Eastern and southern Africa)

Introducing the Raven

A raven is one of several larger-bodied species of the genus Corvus. These species do not form a single taxonomic group within the genus.

There is no consistent distinction between "crows" and "ravens", and these appellations have been assigned to different species chiefly on the basis of their size, crows generally being smaller than ravens.

The largest raven species are the common raven and the thick-billed raven.

Species with the word "raven" in their common name include:

  • Corvus albicollis – white-necked raven
  • Corvus corax – common raven
  • Corvus coronoides – Australian raven
  • Corvus crassirostris – thick-billed raven

The Rook card is always confused with a sly-thinking crow.
The Rook card is always confused with a sly-thinking crow. | Source
Brandon Lee, son of Bruce  Lee who starred in The Crow.
Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee who starred in The Crow. | Source

For Those who are Curious

about crows and the elaboration thereof, and I should note the many terms that the humble crow has given our society. If I were to take the time to spotlight (The Crow) the late Brandon Lee, son of martial arts master, Bruce Lee, it would incur numerous pages of text. To say nothing about the time.

To talk a bit about The Crow, it is a 1994 American dark fantasy action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley. The film stars Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. The film is based on James O'Barr's 1989 comic book of the same name, it tells the story of Eric Draven (Lee), a rock musician who is revived from the dead to avenge his own death as well as the rape and murder of his fiancée.

Trick Photo: Is this a crow?

This, ladies and gentleman, is a common rooster.
This, ladies and gentleman, is a common rooster. | Source

Exposing More Truth About Crows

and this segment is very controversial, shocking, and just might surprise you who are those who love crows. I went to no small amount of research of what an humble crow would say and talk about and I came away with my mouth agape with stunning revelation.

A few things crows talk about might be:

Stunning Rock Band Fact:

Counting Crows rock band.
Counting Crows rock band. | Source

More Amazing Crow-Related Things:

 The Black Crows band.
The Black Crows band. | Source
 Australian raven.
Australian raven. | Source
A beautiful crow perching  on a limb.
A beautiful crow perching on a limb. | Source
A crow does the Crow hop.
A crow does the Crow hop. | Source
Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Old Crow Kentucky Straight Bourbon. | Source
A crow patiently waiting  to see what is going.
A crow patiently waiting to see what is going. | Source
  • "Norma, is a tuxedo all that I have to wear tonight? Why can't I wear some dress slacks and a nice sports shirt?"
  • "Did you girls hear that some humans are prone to saying that crows are curious and if you have jewelry laying about, the only thing between a crow is an open window."
  • "What did you say, Old Crow? You bet I know about Old Crow. I enjoyed him last night--almost all night."
  • "Say bartender, is there such a thing as a crowbar?"
  • "That Todd is such a jerk that he needs to be a cro magnon!"
  • "Hey, that hot 1960s rock band, Crow, is in town. Better get cleaned up."
  • "Hey, bartender. Is that I hear a rooster Crowing? Caw! Caw! Caw!"
  • "Oh, I know where you are to deliver that package. Just head off fifth avenue and then ten miles as the crow flies and there you go."
  • "Oh, Marge, you never told me about those horrible crow's feet you have."
  • "If I hear The Raven one more time, I am going to have a fit!"
  • "Just because you won the pot last night does not give you the right to crow about winning!"
  • "Are you feeling bad because you are eating crow pie?" *another variation of this term is 'humble pie.'
  • "You mean when I joined this sailing vessel all that I got to do was stick myself in the crow's nest?"

(Now for three quotes about our friend, the crow):

"And the crow once called the raven black."

― George R.R. Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

"The thing about butterflies, Mr. Crow, is that they need to be admired from afar."

― A. Zavarelli, Crow

"Nobody has ever looked at me the way he’s looking at me at this moment. Like I’m his possession. Like if anyone else were to touch me, he’d break both their legs and an arm for good measure."

― A. Zavarelli, Crow

In closing, I want to offer one and all a serious thank you for sharing this hub about crows and how they have made our lives the better for being created.

And to all of the crows I mentioned in this piece, I want every flock of crows to get a good night's rest and sleep for as you all know, a crow's work is never done.

Good night, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Edgar Allan Poe, "The Raven"
Edgar Allan Poe, "The Raven" | Source

© 2017 Kenneth Avery

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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      14 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Audrey,

      Always a pleasure to read your sweet comments.

      I am very tired from working in my birdhouse shop

      this afternoon and ready to crash.

      Thank you always for your sweet friendship/following.

      Write me anytime.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      14 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, ThreeKeys,

      You are very kind to give me such a warm comment.

      Thank you so much.

      I am serious.

      Not ready to publish any poetry (yet), but got a thesis or

      maybe an essay that you will like when I polish it

      in about a week. My title is: My Restaurant.

      Nuff' said.

      Write soon.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      14 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Jean,

      My apology for taking so long to respond. Besides HubPages, I have two other outlets that I have to keep managed.

      But yes, crows are very intelligent. And they make great attractions for me to just enjoy how they live.

      Thanks for your comment and stop by anytime.

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      Threekeys 

      15 months ago from Australia

      Interesting and diverse, Kenneth. You have given me so many angles to think of when I see the Crow. I enjoyed how you transversed life, leading to the great poet.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      15 months ago from California

      Fascinating hub--fascinating birds

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      Snakesmum 

      15 months ago

      Ravens are one of my favourite birds - we have a family living in a large eucalypt just up the street. They visit our garden for a feed and a bird bath sometimes. Very intelligent birds too.

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