A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Ravens

I'm often asked what the large black crows are on Symi. As far as I know the only corvid (member of the crow family) here on this island are ravens. Often seen on the steep cliffs over the sea and high up in the mountains, they occasionally come down to the town in the evening looking for scraps. Here seen on a rocky outcrop above the town dump trying their hardest to avoid being photographed. This couple was part of a family of four. They were extremely vocal--cronking--and very playful; twisting and turning in the air, flying upside down and generally mucking about!

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