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House Crow v Yi qi
House Crow - Corvus splendens
The house crow (Corvus splendens), also known as the Indian, greynecked, Ceylon or Colombo crow, is a common bird of the crow family that is of Asian origin but now found in many parts of the world, where they arrived assisted by shipping. It is between the jackdaw and the carrion crow in size (40 cm (16 in) in length) but is slimmer than either. The forehead, crown, throat and upper breast are a richly glossed black, whilst the neck and breast are a lighter grey-brown in colour. The wings, tail and legs are black. There are regional variations in the thickness of the bill and the depth of colour in areas of the plumage. House crows feed largely on refuse around human habitations, small reptiles and mammals, and other animals such as insects and other small invertebrates, eggs, nestlings, grain and fruits. House crows have also been observed swooping down from the air and snatching baby squirrels. Wingspan: 76-85 cm. Weight: 320-415 g.

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Yi qi
Yi is a genus of scansoriopterygid dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic of China. Its only species, Yi qi (Mandarin pronunciation: [î tɕʰǐ]; from Chinese: 翼; pinyin: yì; literally: 'wing' and 奇; qí; 'strange'), is known from a single fossil specimen of an adult individual found in Middle or Late Jurassic Tiaojishan Formation of Hebei, China, approximately 160 million years ago. It was a small, possibly tree-dwelling (arboreal) animal. Like other scansoriopterygids, Yi possessed an unusual, elongated third finger, that appears to have helped to support a membranous gliding plane made of skin. The planes of Yi qi were also supported by a long, bony strut attached to the wrist. This modified wrist bone and membrane-based plane is unique among all known dinosaurs, and might have resulted in wings similar in appearance to those of bats. Yi qi is known only from a single partial skeleton (holotype specimen STM 31-2) currently in the collections of the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature. The fossil was compressed and is visible on a stone plate and a counterplate. It is largely articulated, including the skull, lower jaws, neck and limb bones but lacking most of the backbone, pelvis and tail. Yi was a relatively small animal, estimated to weigh about 380 grams (0.84 lb).

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(05-16-2019, 12:25 AM)OldGreenVulture Wrote: Common raven vs yi qi

The common raven is far too heavy for Yi qi, so I used a smaller corvid!
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No worries. The house crow is the better flyer and would dominate in the air with its beak and it does have claws of its own. The yi qi will win if it manages to grab onto the corvid.
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(05-16-2019, 08:09 PM)OldGreenVulture Wrote: The yi qi will win if it manages to grab onto the corvid.

It looks like Yi qi had the ability to grapple opponents with its bat like wings, and could effectively bite an opponent, but we know Corvids are great fighters themselves and are hard to kill, even for modern Raptors:
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Bats are more manuverable than most birds, however, the yi qi seems to glide rather than fly.
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