Ravens are large, black-colored birds belonging to the genus Corvus, which is part of the crow family, Corvidae. They are known for their intelligence, adaptability, and striking appearance.
Ravens General Characteristics & Facts
Ravens are large birds with a length of about 24-27 inches (61-69 cm) and a wingspan of 46-56 inches (117-142 cm).
Adult ravens lack plumage, which can sometimes appear glossy or iridescent, reflecting shades of purple or blue.
Ravens are highly intelligent birds and are considered among the most intelligent animals in the world. They have demonstrated problem-solving abilities and can use tools to obtain food.
Ravens are known for their wide range of vocalizations, which include deep croaks, caws, gurgles, and clicks.
Ravens are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, mountains, coastal regions, and urban areas.
Ravens are omnivorous, meaning they eat a diverse diet. They consume small animals like insects, rodents, and birds, as well as fruits, grains, and carrion (dead animals).
In the wild, ravens can live for about 10-15 years, but some have been known to live longer, reaching up to 20-30 years in captivity.