According to Del Rio's birding expert Karen Gleason, the Chihuahuan Raven is a distinct species from Edgar Allan Poe's tapping nemisis. It is commonly found in west Texas, New Mexico and surrounding states in the U.S. and Mexico in grasslands and brushlands. KG has observed nesting pairs in Val Verde County.
These first two images of the bird were taken in May 2011.
This third image was taken in January 2012 a few hours after the Seminole Canyon State Historical Park Seminole Scout exhibit.