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  Common Raven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The raven is the National bird of Bhutan because it adorns the royal hat, representing the deity Gonpo Jarodonchen (Mahakala with a raven's head); one of the important guardian deities of Bhutanese culture.
The Common Raven is the official bird of the Yukon and of the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
The raven was a common device used by the Vikings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_Raven   (1754 words)

 The Common Raven
The raven is a permanent resident in Alaska, nesting from the Seward Peninsula and the Brooks Range throughout the mainland, south to Kodiak Island, throughout the Aleutian Chain and along the coast and mountains of Southeast Alaska.
Ravens are probably very long-lived in the wild; one captive bird died of old age at 29 years.
Ravens in the Interior begin displaying courtship behavior in mid-January, and by mid-March adult pairs are roosting near their nesting locations.
www.angelfire.com /il/ravensday/raven.html   (745 words)

 Common Raven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Estimates from this survey indicate that overall Common Raven density in the park during the breeding season is approximately 0.0023 pairs/ hectare.
Ravens often nest on the same cliffs as Peregrine Falcons and have been known to battle to the death over use of a given cliff face.
The Common Raven is an omnivore, whose diet is made up of carrion, small vertebrates, bird eggs and nestlings, insects and other invertebrates, seeds, fruits and garbage.
www.dlia.org /atbi/species/animals/vertebrates/birds/corvidae/common_raven.shtml   (1014 words)

 October 2001 Bird of the Month - Common Raven
Ravens were sent to sustain the prophet Elijah in the desert, and Native American peoples in the Pacific Northwest considered Raven to be the god who brought life and order.
Ravens inhabit a wide array of habitats-- from the Arctic tundra to Central America and from the tops of the highest mountains to parched deserts and rocky shores.
In Texas the common raven is a year-round resident of the Trans-Pecos and the western edge of the Edward's Plateau.
www.passporttotexas.com /birds/oct01.html   (686 words)

 Wikinfo | Common Raven
Experiments have shown that ravens are capable of using tools; an experiment, where some desirable item lay on the bottom of a bottle, showed that some ravens were able to form a hook to reach the item.
The raven was used as a symbol of rampage by the Vikings, who loved to paint them on their sails.
The raven is the official bird of Yukon.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Common_Raven   (594 words)

 Common Raven Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The common raven is a large, all fl bird that looks similar to a crow.
However, the common raven is about 1/3 larger than the crow and has elongated and pointed shaggy feathers on the throat.
With a 4 ½ foot wingspan, the common raven is the largest of the birds classified by biologists as songbirds.
www.dnr.state.md.us /wildlife/raven.html   (219 words)

 Common Raven
Common Ravens are residents throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere.
Raven nests are large bulky structures, from two to four feet in diameter.
The long tail is wedge-shaped in flight, and the wings appear long with prominent "fingers." Common Ravens have elongated and pointed feathers, called hackles, on the neck, giving the neck a thick and shaggy appearance.
www.shawcreekbirdsupply.com /common_raven_info.htm   (693 words)

 All About Birds
The largest of the songbirds, the Common Raven is one of the most widespread species in the world, found across North America and Eurasia, southward into Central America and northern Africa.
The Common Raven had nearly disappeared from the northeastern United States in the early part of the 20th century.
Ravens have been implicated in causing power outages by contaminating insulators on power lines, fouling satellite dishes at the Goldstone Deep Space Site, peeling radar absorbent material off buildings at the Chinal Lake Naval Weapons center, pecking holes in airplane wings, and stealing golf balls.
www.birds.cornell.edu /programs/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Common_Raven.html   (356 words)

 Ecology of raven predation on desert tortoises.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One cause for declines in desert tortoise populations is predation on juveniles by common ravens (Corvus corax), a predatory bird species native to the Mojave Desert.
This study was implemented to investigate the nexus between increasing human presence in the desert, increased raven populations, and raven predation on tortoises.
Raven populations were monitored at the DTNA to determine if removing ravens significantly reduced the number of birds potentially preying on tortoises.
www.werc.usgs.gov /sandiego/raven.asp   (449 words)

 Animal Planet :: Corwin's Carnival of Creatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The raven is a large, fl bird (the largest of all entirely fl birds) with a wedge-shaped tail.
Ravens live in a variety of habitats, including tundra, coastline, riverbanks, rocky cliffs, mountain forests, plains, deserts, open mountainous or coastal regions, and sometimes woodlands or desert.
Ravens walk or hop while on the ground; in the sky, they become skilled aviators, frequently gliding, soaring and performing acrobatics.
animal.discovery.com /fansites/jeffcorwin/carnival/flyingace/commonraven.html   (404 words)

 Birds of Nova Scotia - Common Raven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ravens occur over the entire province and are usually seen in isolated pairs or alone throughout the year.
Sometimes they are common during fall and winter in the restricted localities to which they are drawn by unusually good feeding conditions.
Ravens seem to possess uncanny powers, not only to detect food, but to pass the word along to others of their kind widely separated from one another.
museum.gov.ns.ca /mnh/nature/nsbirds/bns0268.htm   (927 words)

 BirdWeb - Bird Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Common Ravens are most often found in pairs or in small groups, but they roost together in large groups in winter and large congregations may form at garbage dumps and other food bonanzas.
Ravens have been blamed for some of the decline of a number of species of concern, including California Condor, Marbled Murrelet, Least Tern, Snowy Plover, Sandhill Crane, and Sage Grouse, the eggs and young of all of which are preyed upon by Common Ravens.
Common Ravens are fairly common and widespread throughout the year in non-urban areas of Washington.
birdweb.org /birdweb/bird_details.aspx?id=318   (724 words)

 Common Raven (Corvis corax)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A raven has a large tuft of feathers covering its throat, which is visible from a distance.
Ravens build large stick nests in tall trees or breaks on a rocky cliff or ledge.
Ravens are very territorial and will attack owls, hawks and even eagles who encroach on their habitat.
www.michigan.gov /dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12145_12202-60320--,00.html   (194 words)

 Raven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The common raven (Corvus corax) is a member of a family of birds known as the Corvidae, which includes jays, crows, and magpies.
Ravens have large, stout bills, shaggy throat feathers, and wedge-shaped tails, visible best when in flight (as compared to the square tail feathers of a crow).
Ravens begin displaying courtship behavior in mid-January, and by mid-March adult pairs are roosting near their nesting locations.
kaweahoaks.com /html/raven.html   (423 words)

 The Raven's Aviary - Raven Facts
Ravens - large fl birds associated through history with mischief, darkness, and melancholia - are common throughout the old world and the new.
Ravens are a common sight in countries around the globe, and can survive in many different climates.
Legend has it that a raven's favorite food is the body of a dead man, or of other dead animals, and that a raven will go first for the eyes of such a fallen creature.
www.shades-of-night.com /aviary/ravendoc.html   (991 words)

Raven (Corvus corax), also known as the Common Raven or the Northern Raven, is the largest bird in the family CORVIDAE or CORVINI.
Raven is both the symbol of the sun, and the symbol of a moonless night.
Raven is the fatal touch of the Calleach in winter, the wisdom of Odin, the vessel of prophecy given to a seer, the mighty protector of the Western Isles, and the healing message of an Indian shaman.
www.druidry.org /obod/lore/animal/raven.html   (4263 words)

 commonraven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Common Raven is a large fl bird with a massive bill and long shaggy feathers on its chin and throat.
In Michigan the Raven is common throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula and is uncommon in the rest of the state.
The Raven is widespread in the northern Lower Peninsula and in the Upper Peninsula and is increasing.
www.mucc.org /commonraven   (257 words)

 Friends of Saguaro National Park - About Saguaro National Park: Common Raven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ravens are large fl birds, with blue-purple iridescent feathers; young birds are less glossy but lose their dullness when mature.
A raven's song indicates many things: where to find food, what animals and birds are in the neighborhood, whom is courting who and whether or not something dangerous is near.
Ravens then listen for the howl of the wolf pack that indicates they have brought down prey.
www.friendsofsaguaro.org /ravens.html   (1074 words)

 BioKIDS: Common raven (Corvus corax) : Information
Common ravens in North America tend to be found in wild areas, whereas their cousins, common crows tend to be found more in cities and suburbs.
Common ravens are not often preyed on, even as eggs or young in the nest.
Common ravens often feed in larger groups where food is plentiful, and young birds may roam together and sleep in common night roosts, but most ravens live alone or in male and female pairs.
www.biokids.umich.edu /critters/information/Corvus_corax.html   (1042 words)

 Common Raven
Members of the corvid family, including ravens, crows, jays, and magpies, are thought to be among the most intelligent of birds.
If adaptability is any sign of intelligence, then the Common Raven must rank as a superstar: it thrives from Siberia to North Africa, from arctic Alaska to the mountains of Central America.
It seemed as though both coyote and ravens had forgotten whatever object it was that had sparked the debate, the coyote possibly believing he was the victor in this confrontation by his superior demeanor, and the ravens believing they were the winners by raucous strength of voice.
www.desertmuseum.org /books/nhsd_raven.html   (628 words)

 Definition for Corvus corax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Raven, common name applied to about ten large birds of the crow family.
Best known is the common raven, found throughout much of the northern hemisphere, from the high Arctic islands of Canada to the deserts of North Africa.
The common raven is omnivorous, feeding on seeds, fruit, small birds and mammals, and even carrion.
www.alternatives.com /raven/defined.html   (165 words)

 raven - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Best known is the common raven, found throughout much of the...
Raven (Native American mythology), culture hero and trickster, prominent in the Native American and Inuit mythology of Alaska and the American and...
Crow (bird), common name for about 27 large passerine birds of the genus which also includes the ravens and jackdaws.
ca.encarta.msn.com /raven.html   (164 words)

 Ravens, crows, wildlife information - DesertUSA
The raven is often confused with its close relative, the crow, but there are major differences between the two species that are apparent when crows and ravens are seen together.
A raven is every bit as alert as a crow and possesses sharp eyesight and hearing.
Ravens are considered among the most intelligent of all birds; like crows, they can learn to imitate a variety of sounds, including the human voice.
www.desertusa.com /mag99/oct/papr/raven.html   (784 words)

 Common Raven - Wildlife - Presidio of San Francisco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Common Raven eats carrion, small vertebrates, insects, and nuts and caches its food.
The raven roosts in colonies during the night.
The Raven is very large in size, even more so than the crow.
www.nps.gov /prsf/nathist1/wildlife/birds/commonraven.htm   (84 words)

 Common Raven
The raven was the most numerous of all the birds in the corvidae family (crows, jays and magpies) found in early Ohio.
Ravens were common around Lake Erie and, it is expected, ranged into central and southern Ohio.
The common raven was extirpated from Ohio by 1905.
www.ohiohistorycentral.org /entry.php?rec=1070   (175 words)

 Terrestrial Birds - Common Raven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The common raven is the well-known trickster of many native myths and legends, particularly in the regions of northwest Canada and Alaska.
In flight, the common raven's diamond-shaped tail, which widens in the middle and then tapers slightly towards its tip, distinguishes it from the crow, whose tail is fan-shaped with no taper.
The common raven is an adaptable, omnivorous feeder; in southern areas it eats almost anything, including carrion, eggs, insects, amphibians, small mammals, grains and fruits.
www.arctic.uoguelph.ca /cpl/organisms/birds/Terrestrial/ravens/raven.htm   (305 words)

 Common Raven Behavior - Whatbird.com
Common Raven: Four to seven dull green eggs spotted with brown are laid in a large nest made of sticks, lined with fur, moss, and lichens, and built on a cliff or in the top of a conifer.
Common Raven: Eats carrion and associated insects such as maggots and beetles; also feeds on afterbirth of ewes and other large mammals, small mammals, reptiles, frogs, young or wounded birds, grains, acorns, and fruits.
Common Raven: Chihuahuan Raven is smaller with different calls and occupies habitats that are more arid.
identify.whatbird.com /obj/104/Behavior/Common_Raven.aspx   (751 words)

 Oregon Zoo Animals: Common Raven
Ravens are usually found in family groups composed of the parents and their offspring.
The Raven is not commonly seen near populated areas like crows, although it is still common in the upper elevation in less populated areas.
It was the Raven that Noah sent forth from the Ark. To Elijah, hiding by the brook of Cherith, the Ravens brought food.
www.oregonzoo.org /Cards/BirdsOfPrey/commonraven.htm   (558 words)

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