Noted for its voracious appetite, the flute-playing cassican has been known to eat small birds.

Flute-Playing Cassican

Noted for its voracious appetite, the flute-playing cassican has been known to eat small birds.

Also known as the red-legged crow, the chough is about sixteen inches in length, feeding on insects, berries, and grain.

Chough

Also known as the red-legged crow, the chough is about sixteen inches in length, feeding on insects,…

The red legged or cornish crow. Black feathers with red feet and beak.

Chough

The red legged or cornish crow. Black feathers with red feet and beak.

Chough, a European crow with a glossy black color, with bill, legs and feet a bright cherry red.

Chough

Chough, a European crow with a glossy black color, with bill, legs and feet a bright cherry red.

"The word corbie or corby, though obsolete in English, except as a heraldic term, has retained its place in the Scottish dialect, and in architecture to signify the succession of steps with which the gables of old houses are everywhere ornamented in Scotland. The fashion, like most of the other peculiarities of Scottish architecture, was no doubt borrowed, as was the term, from France." — Chambers, 1881

Corbie-Steps

"The word corbie or corby, though obsolete in English, except as a heraldic term, has retained its place…

A crow flying.

Crow

A crow flying.

The crow blackbird, or purple grackle, eats a variety of foods. About 48% of their diet contains animal food.

Crow Blackbird

The crow blackbird, or purple grackle, eats a variety of foods. About 48% of their diet contains animal…

The carrion-crow of Europe has been known to feed on decaying flesh, as well as young birds, shellfish, lands and other small quadrupeds, grains, potatoes, and green walnuts.

Carrion-Crow of Europe

The carrion-crow of Europe has been known to feed on decaying flesh, as well as young birds, shellfish,…

The hooded-crow of Europe, with some farm buildings in the background.

Hooded Crow of Europe

The hooded-crow of Europe, with some farm buildings in the background.

A pair of crow-blackbirds, perched on a stalk of corn.

Crow-blackbird

A pair of crow-blackbirds, perched on a stalk of corn.

Resembling the crow-blackbird, the rusty crow-blackbird inhabits much the same region, but is less in number.

Rusty Crow-Blackbird

Resembling the crow-blackbird, the rusty crow-blackbird inhabits much the same region, but is less in…

The true crows are large passerine birds that comprise the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging in size from the relatively small pigeon-sized jackdaws (Eurasian and Daurian) to the Common Raven of the Holarctic region and Thick-billed Raven of the highlands of Ethiopia, the 40 or so members of this genus occur on all temperate continents (except South America) and several offshore and oceanic islands (including Hawaii).

Crows

The true crows are large passerine birds that comprise the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging…

The jackdaw is a nonmigratory bird, distributed throughout Middle Europe and Asia, as well as Great Britain.

Jackdaw

The jackdaw is a nonmigratory bird, distributed throughout Middle Europe and Asia, as well as Great…

A small European crow.

Jackdaw

A small European crow.

Blue jays are abundant in the central and eastern states. They are characterized by blue-gray feathers and crest upon the head.

Blue Jay

Blue jays are abundant in the central and eastern states. They are characterized by blue-gray feathers…

A bird with its plumage gray, with black and white wings and tail. Feeds on mostly pine nuts.

American Nutcracker

A bird with its plumage gray, with black and white wings and tail. Feeds on mostly pine nuts.

Ravens are sedentary birds, and never voluntarily abandon the place they have elected for their home, (Figuier, 1869).

Raven

Ravens are sedentary birds, and never voluntarily abandon the place they have elected for their home,…

The raven has a broat palate, its diet including worms, brubs, reptiles, birds' eggs, fish, and shell-fish.

Raven

The raven has a broat palate, its diet including worms, brubs, reptiles, birds' eggs, fish, and shell-fish.

A bird with black plumage with a metallic sheen, the bill and feet are ebony black, the wings pointed and the tail rounded.

Raven

A bird with black plumage with a metallic sheen, the bill and feet are ebony black, the wings pointed…

Corbaut the crow and Laprell the rabbit quietly leave the court after hearing Reynard's convincing story.

Reynard the Fox: Corbaut and Laprell

Corbaut the crow and Laprell the rabbit quietly leave the court after hearing Reynard's convincing story.

Reynard the Fox at King Noble's court again, telling his side of the story to Lion and the other animals.

Reynard the Fox: Reynard's Story

Reynard the Fox at King Noble's court again, telling his side of the story to Lion and the other animals.

Greatly resembling the common crow, the rook is approximately nineteen inches in length and feeds on insects and worms.

Rook

Greatly resembling the common crow, the rook is approximately nineteen inches in length and feeds on…

Skull of <em>corvus corone</em>, or carrion crow, showing the brain cavity.

Crow skull

Skull of corvus corone, or carrion crow, showing the brain cavity.

Also called the Sand Martin. A migratory passerine bird.

Bank Swallow

Also called the Sand Martin. A migratory passerine bird.

"And a certain maid seeing him as he sat in the light of the fire, and looking stedfastly upon him, said, This man also was with him. But he denied, saying, Woman, I know him not. And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou also art one of them. But Peter said, Man, I am not. And after the space of about one hour another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this man also was with him; for he is a Galilaean. But Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew." Luke 22:56-60 ASV
<p>Illustration of Peter denying his knowledge of Christ to a woman and a soldier. Peter sits in a courtyard. Jesus walks by (left), with his hands bound by rope, being followed by soldiers. A rooster sits on a windowsill above Peter's head. A column and low wall separate Jesus and Peter.

The Denial of Peter - Jesus Looks at Peter in the Courtyard

"And a certain maid seeing him as he sat in the light of the fire, and looking stedfastly upon him,…

Having the plumage extremely lax and soft; rounded wings much shorter thn long, narrow, graduated tail; 10 primaries, the sixth being the longest. The bill much shorter than the head.

Wrentits

Having the plumage extremely lax and soft; rounded wings much shorter thn long, narrow, graduated tail;…