Average lifespan in the wild: 13 years
Size: 24 to 26 in (61 to 66 cm); Wingspan, 3.8 to 4.7 ft (1.2 to 1.4 m)
Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.3 kg)
Group name: Flock Did you know? According to legend, if the ravens leave the Tower of London, the fortress and the British kingdom will fall.
What does a raven look like?
Common ravens are actually rather remarkable animals. These sleek, black birds are excellent and acrobatic fliers on par with falcons and hawks. Such aerial skills are on display during breeding season, when exciting mating rituals include an elaborate dance of chases, dives, and rolls.
Where do ravens live?
Ravens are the largest passerine (perching) birds in North America. They were once exterminated as pests thought to constitute a threat to game birds and domestic animals. Today, populations are expanding, and the birds are a familiar sight across the Northern Hemisphere from the icy Arctic to the Mediterranean and in urban areas as well.
What does a raven eat?
Known as scavengers, ravens are also effective hunters that sometimes use cooperative techniques. Teams of ravens have been known to hunt down game too large for a single bird. They also prey on eggs and nestlings of other birds, such as coastal seabirds, as well as rodents, grains, worms, and insects. Ravens do dine on carrion and sometimes on human garbage.
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