corvid tanka — 29 May

toressian — uk-uk
little crow — high hoarse nark-nark
'straylian raven  — aah-aaah
forest — korr-korr carries far
and little — kar-kar

Image: Crow and Willow Tree, Kawanabe Kyosai, November 1887, public domain, c/- Metropolitan Museum, NY.

A found tanka (kind of) from The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds by Peter, Pat and Raoul Slater, 2nd edition, 2009 p. 352. Conveniently tanka-wise, Australia has five native corvids, two crows and three ravens.

And for your amusement here’s two wailing ravens

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