In its native state the jay seems to be rather more of a vegetarian than the previously mentioned examples of the corvine birds.
This was, of course, an outrage on corvine society—an outrage which demanded speedy vengeance.
In the long struggle between human ingenuity and corvine sagacity, it is doubtful which has thus far obtained the upper hand.
They are chanting something that corresponds in the corvine world to our Dead March in ‘Saul.’
It now behoves us to consider the smaller members of the corvine clan.
Far up a hillside of poplar, a horde of crows were clamoring over some corvine scandal, perhaps.
Strepera, strep′e-ra, n. an Australian genus of corvine passerine birds, the crow-shrikes.