Common Raven

About the Common Raven
Also known as: Northern Raven

The Raven is a large, black bird with a thick neck and a shaggy throat. Its beak is strong and slightly curved, perfect for scavenging a variety of foods. Ravens have glossy, iridescent feathers that can appear purplish or blue in sunlight. They are often mistaken for crows but can be distinguished by their larger size and wedge-shaped tail.

Ravens are highly intelligent birds, known for their problem-solving skills and complex social behaviors. They are capable of mimicking sounds, including human speech, and have been observed using tools. Ravens often engage in playful activities, such as sliding down snow-covered roofs or playing games with other animals.

These birds are adaptable and can thrive in diverse habitats, from forests and mountains to deserts and urban areas. Ravens are often associated with myths and legends due to their mysterious appearance and behaviors. They build large, sturdy nests in trees or on cliffs, where they raise their young.

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