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All black, except for the base of its neck feathers, which are white, this is a large conspicuous bird of the southwestern deserts. Nasal bristles extend farther down the top of the bill than in any other Corvus species to about 2/3 the length of the beak. As with other corvids, they are very intelligent and creative. In the 1930s, ravens in southwestern NM were notorious for stealing telephone wire to build nests. According to one historical reference, nests are usually poorly constructed affairs; "...composed of twigs, cattle hair, bark, grass, they are extremely filthy and smell horribly".

Chihuahuan Raven

Corvus cryptoleucas

wool, silk, rayon cording, polymer clay, buttons, glass beads, polyester fiberfill

19x9x5

$475

Carmen Alana Tibbets' Agosia Arts // Fall 2017