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Aug. 31st, 2010


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I found this image...and I believe it is an image of a Tengu..but I thought it was a nice artistic representation of the fact I live life as a Human and as a Raven in the same body...

Here is another nice artistic rendering...a reflection of my true inner nature...


Brief Introduction

Greetings fellow avian-type therians of all avian theriotypes. I am known among the therian circles as Ren (olde English word whose meaning can be translated Raven or Crow or bird...in Japanese however Ren is a lotus flower...not being Japanese however and given what my theriotype is, the first definition makes more sense as you will see...). I am also now more often known as Corvus.

Guessed what my theriotype is yet? If this isn't enough of a clue my picture should tell all.

I am an avian therian, and a Raven. Sorry for that roundabout introduction but Ravens typically can be playful and I am no exception to that theriotype profile.

I have felt rather alone in my experiences as I do not have the luxury of fellowship with fellow therians in real life where I live.

I was awakened fairly recently to my reality...namely in 2008, so I have a lot to learn about myself that was previously veiled from me...as time goes on I am hoping that some of my experiences growing up will be better understood as a result of learning more and more about my true nature.

I was delighted when I learned about the therianthoughts community on LJ but I was even more thrilled to learn there was a group devoted to specifically avian theriotypes...so here I am. I found it to be a very lonely experience being an avian type therian on more general therian discussion boards so this community to me is such a blessing!

Be well my brothers and sisters and I look forward to reading your posts and discussing therianthropy with you all.

Mar. 10th, 2009




Hello again:> Some of you may have heard of Phenology, the science of gathering and comparing physiological data on various species and cultivars of plants. For example:


There are, however, projects and ideas regarding phenological data on birds (arrival dates, nesting information, Breeding bird census, etc.)


Several options to peruse here. I'd post more, but I'm in a hurry.

EDIT: The links actually work now:> And, you don't have to be an Expert Birder to contribute to this. Just some familiarity with your local wild avifauna is all you need.

In my location, we should by now have Turkey Vultures, Violet-green Swallows and Tree Swallows all over the place. Not happening. True, I haven't been out much, and I live in the city, but normally I'd have multiple sightings of these species by March 10. Likely, repeated storms coming out of the Gulf of Alaska have put the kibosh on much northward migration.

Mar. 8th, 2009

human, Android


Hello all! :>

Hello! I've been a member for a while but am always a bit shy to post intros.

I go by several nick names, my most common right now is Ilrak. I am a biracial female, currently trapped in Utah, and a raven therian. I am a film major as well as an amateur writer. I tend to be rather quiet and tend to observe more than anything else.

I constantly experience phantom feathers and occasionally a phantom beak and talons. I tend to exhibit birdlike behaviours, sometimes unconsciously (much to the amusement of my friends), and I tend to feel most comfortable "perching" like a bird.

For a while, when I first awakened, I thought I was a feline. This might have been due to having cats around all the time. After a lot of meditation and such, I realised I was a raven. I have a guide who is a magpie and a very strong affinity towards all corvids (they also tend to stalk me on campus. I finally met my magpie stalker almost face to face).

Music is my life. I always have music playing in the background and like to keep it as a soundtrack to my life. I use Pete Townshend's Solo work, Keir Dullea's (2001: A Space Odyssey) LP, The Who, and some 80's music now to meditate. I love pretty much all rock and roll music written before 1995 and my friends tease me for being old-school and having crushes on septuagenarians.

I love to birdwatch and I enjoy photography. I tend to take pictures of the birds in my backyard (who my mom and I have found a clever way to feed without being found out by our insane neighbor) or of sunsets or random artsy looking stuff.

I think that's all for now, unless there's something I missed.


Mar. 4th, 2009



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Chirrp:> Just trying to help keep the place alive. Spring is coming! Yesterday I saw two swallows (Violet-green), my first of the year. And, I know we're all busy, but let's take some time to appreciate our native birds. Migration is on, the geese are heading north again (or, in the case of the local Canadas, 'pretending' to migrate as they fly from place to place within the metro area), and I'm noticing the beginnings of what looks like will be a huge nest on top of the lightpole in front of a local Harley-Davidson dealership. Now that would be funny: a Bald Eagle nest right in front of a Harley shop, right next to the flagpole. The nest is right next to the freeway on my way to school, so I'll be able to update things. I should go talk to the guys at the Harley shop to see if they can set up a camera on the nest.

Nov. 26th, 2008




Here's a post to keep the comm alive.

So...any turkey therians out there starting to feel nervous? :D

Jun. 2nd, 2008

[other] juvenile



Wow, I've been neglectful, I never bothered to introduce myself here. Haha.

Anyway, my name's Rizu but I normally go by Katrina while I'm on t3h intarw3bz. I have two theriotypes, and one of them is a house sparrow. Ever since I was in 1st grade, my parents and close friends have nicknamed me "little sparrow" because my teacher always used to call me that because of my mannerisms, attitude, and so on. My other side is a domestic cat, for the record. I play the flute and I feel that the reason I was drawn to that instrument is because it helps me connect to my bird-side.

Erm, yeah. So hi there everybody.

May. 24th, 2008




Short and sweet! I'm Izzy, and this group is... marvelous to me. I'd say that I am an avianthrope, myself. Specifically Probosciger aterrimus, the Black Palm Cockatoo. I'm also a lover of any feathery friend and an avid animal-lover in general. Hiya!

May. 7th, 2008

Albino (Western)


Why these and not those?

So, then. Some identifiers are more common than others. More people identify with wolves and big cats in the therian community in general, and among us avian types, more people identify with raptors or corvids. But...why is this? Where's the similarities? Is it the charismatic predator fallacy at play, making us more inclined to want to share kinship with something admired, or is it just because the people who identify as gulls, wrens, woodpeckers, and oropendolas find it harder to get in touch with that feeling?

I know, it's a loaded topic, and it can sway into territories of rejection, but I am decidedly curious. Might be corvid nature of my own, wanting to poke at it to see if it bites, or it might be my psittacine side, the part that would chew right through the perch I'm standing on because chewing is fun. (Doubt the hummingbird has much to do with it.) And I know that it's been explored over and over in other therian circles, but I'm interested to see if here, among the avian, any parallels can be drawn, and if there are any concepts made clearer in this group.

So, what are your thoughts? Are there lines of parallels between the raptors and corvids (the latter almost exclusively raven or crow) to the canines and felines due to their charismatic predator status (or pseudostatus)? Is this because we get more exposure to animals such as these and therefore have the deck in our favor for feeling out an identity? Or is it just because that's the way it is? :>

Apr. 12th, 2008



ospreys make love too

Though I live in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, I still see Osprey's, a type of sea eagle, nesting near my home.  They love the protective cliffs of the New River Gorge and the easy catches of some of the Beaver Dan ponds that fill the highland valleys.  I guess it's like catching fish in a bucket to them.

I hike alot and as the season progresses, there will be more reports about eagle families, hikes and adventures.

This last weekend, We saw a newly mated pair at one of those highland puddles, mating, calling, flying in circles and bumping tails in mid air.  I wish we'd seen them settle down and do the do on the nest, but you know, I couldn't figure out which tree or cliff niche they were landing at.  Boy O BOy he'd sing out after he'd gotten his nut off...worse than a rooster!  Yes, mountain eagle watchign is mostly an auditory experience.  Watching these irds nesting at a marina is something else.

wanna lean more?


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