This photo is not taken of a crow, but a raven. The Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides) is the largest member of the Corvus species in Australia. In Noongar culture, these birds have an important role. They were believed to help carry the spirits of the dead across the western sea to the afterlife at Kurannup, a peaceful place over the horizon beyond Rottnest and Garden islands. Noongar stories also tell how the crow, like all birds, was once snow white until it accidentally lit a big bushfire. The crow, the seagull and the magpie flew for the shelter of a cave, with the seagull arriving there first, the magpie second and the crow, last. As a result, the seagull was unmarked and kept its pure colour, the magpie was burnt in patches, and the crow was burnt black all over.
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