9" Round glass dish serving or as a decorative piece or whatever you like!
Raven is a striking all black bird, 58 - 69 cm from beak to tail. Orthinologists believe that the all black plumage helps them absorb and retain heat in high altitudes and northern latitudes.
Distinctive features (to help you distinguish them from crows) are their large size, heavy bill, shaggy throat hackles, long fingered wing tips and long wedge shaped tail. In aerial silhouette their longer features (bill, tail and fingered wings) easily distinguish them from crows.
On closer observation (and they are often displayed in zoos) you will notice the strongly decurved distal part of the culmen, with prominent nasal bristles. The throat feathers are long and pointed, the tail is long and graduated. The entire body is glossy black, as are the bills, legs and feet. The black glossy feathers go slightly greenish on the head, under parts, tail and primaries, and bluish-purple on upper parts, secondaries and wing coverts. Their irides are dark brown.
Females measure smaller, but are not easily distinguishable from males. Juniors are a duller blackish brown until their second year.
This dish was made using traditional decoupage under glass techniques. It has a white crackle back with my logo in copper. (Crackle back varies due to the nature of the process. So the piece you have will be truly unique!) It would make a great conversation piece for anyones parlor.
Decoupage under glass is not dishwasher-safe or water-submersible, however the plate can be gently cleaned using a mild detergent and soft cloth. This piece is suitable for serving or display etc.
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