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Corvids Have Nasal Bristles PSA by SageKorppi Corvids Have Nasal Bristles PSA by SageKorppi
Mostly because I can, and also because it is a pet peeve of mine.

NO NOSTRILS!!!

Quote from: Madge, S. and Burn, H. 1999. Crows & Jays. Princeton University Press, New Jersey. [link]

Photo credits:

Black Currawong: JJ Harrison via Wikimedia Commons
Australian magpie: Aviceda via Wikimedia Commons

Blue Jay: DickDaniels via Wikimedia Commons
Green Jay: Alan Wilson via Wikimedia Commons
Eurasian Jay: Mark Medcalf via Wikimedia Commons
Clark’s Nutcracker: Jason Popesku via Wikimedia Commons
Black-Billed Magpie: David Merrett via Wikimedia Commons
Green Magpie: Thomas Ruedas via Wikimedia Commons
Rufous Treepie: Jon Connell via Wikimedia Commons
Pander’s Ground-Jay: Alastair Rae via Wikimedia Commons
Alpine Chough: Ken Billington via Wikimedia Commons

Common Raven: David Hofmann via Wikimedia Commons
American Crow: cuatrok77 hernandez via Wikimedia Commons
Jackdaw: Tony Hisgett via Wikimedia Commons
House Crow: J.M.Garg via Wikimedia Commons
Jungle Crow: aomorikuma via Wikimedia Commons
White-Billed Crow: Josep del Hoyo via The Internet Bird Collection
New Caledonian Crow: original author unknown via Google Search
Pied Crow: Lip Kee Yap via Wikimedia Commons
White-Necked Raven: Greg Hume via Wikimedia Commons
Thick-Billed Raven: original author unknown, via Wikimedia Commons
White-Necked Crow: ZankaM via Wikimedia Commons
Australian Raven: Brett Donald via Wikimedia Commons

Rook: Andreas Trepte
Grey Crow: Brian J. Coates via The Internet Bird Collection
Grey Crow: mehdhalaouate via The Internet Bird Collection
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:icontenko72:
Ah! I didn't know that feature had a name. I was practicing drawing crows and I noticed and sketched those, but I had no idea they were a defining feature of corvids or that they covered the nose holes. Now, I know.
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PineRain Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen. :)
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:iconblueflamedphoenix:
Fantastic tutorial! I never noticed this about corvids but I will keep it it mind when I draw them now!
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:iconrestlesshands:
Saving this for future reference.

And now that I've been alerted to their existence, I'm now curious what function (if any) nasal bristles have.
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:iconkitsuchan59:
OMG! I did not realize Jays were corvids as well. Thanks.
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Willdabeast-0305 Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think my crow/raven knowledge just increased by about x10

Also, I like how it says "Green Jay", even though the bird shown is extremely blue : )
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SageKorppi Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah, their heads are blue but the rest of the bird is quite green: [link]

One of my favorite jays!
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Willdabeast-0305 Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, now it makes sense. I thought it was just one of those things that didn't make sense, or that perhaps the guy who named them was named Green.

Excellent guide, by the way. Next time I draw a bird, I'll check to see if it has nasal bristles or not.
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JuliaGraceArts Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very handy reference! Thanks!
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:iconcaycowa:
I learned something today. Thanks.
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