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  Corvids (Crows)

ADULT BIRD > REHABILITATORS > Corvids

 

Read the REHABILITATORS section of ADULT BIRD first
Extra species specific information for long term husbandry below


HUSBANDRY
RELEASE


HUSBANDRY

  • Capture

Net
Cat carrier or large sturdy cardboard box
Thick gloves

  • Housing

Keep in large cages with many perches
Clean regularly –messy birds
When recovered and no longer receiving treatment move to outdoor aviary for exercise and to acclimatise to the weather before release
No more than two crows or ravens to one aviary - aggressive

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© Becki Lawson
  • Handling
Sharp claws and beak, wear gloves or use towel
Hold firmly round the shoulders to prevent wings flapping

 


RELEASE

See general RELEASE section above first
Seek assistance from expert organisations with knowledge of the whereabouts of particular species at different times of year. See CONTACTS page

Species specific considerations

Species specific release locations:

Raven

moorland

Jay, rook, magpie

forest/ farmland

Jackdaw

park

Chough

sea cliffs, contact ‘Birdwatch Ireland’ first

Carrion crow

release where found, very territorial


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