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Ravens (Corvus corax) in Moosonee, Ontario.

Ravens are the largest of the passeriformes or perching birds. They are also the largest of the corvids, a bird family that also includes crows and blue jays. They are common in Northern areas where they remain all winter. Ravens have a broad diet that includes carrion. They make a wide variety of sounds. They are wary of new situations and foods (neophobic). Ravens are often mistaken for crows. Compared to crows, ravens are much larger birds that generally make lower toned sounds (crows "caw", ravens "rack"). Ravens and crows often display a marked distaste for each other and harrassment of ravens by crows is quite common.

Some of the images here show Ravens in flight. I find the wide range of shapes they take while flying endlessly fascinating, especially when they are moving around buildings, trees and other objects.

Most of my current pictures of ravens are posted in higher resolution at http://paullantz.smugmug.com/gallery/837780_6byUA#489167865_2Cv8v
Some pictures are also posted at www.pbase.com/paullantz

  Raven walking in snow Raven in flight Raven leaping with egg In flight, kind of blue
Raven prying with beak Raven walking Raven carrying egg Raven's eye Raven in flight

Juvenile raven (pink
Raven Crow Interaction

Image of tattoo by
Joris van den Heuvel
based on one of mine.


Ravens on the ice

Ravens along the riverside

Ravens can chuff up.

higher res ->

Ravens like chicken

Ravens leave tracks...

Ravens and crows do not get along
 in the picture below the Raven is the bird on the right.

Ravens don't like gulls.....Stay off my pole!

Ravens are fond of eggs....


Books on Ravens

by Bernd Heinrich:  Ravens in Winter, Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

by Candace Savage:  Bird brains: The intelligence of crows, ravens, magpies, and jays

by Lawrence Kilham:  The American Crow and the Common Raven

Raven links

Animal Diversity

Nature songs

Bird Feeding

Many of the pictures on this page show birds eating or taking food while being photographed. This seems a fair trade but it is generally a good idea to only feed birds around your own home and to do so on a consistent basis.