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And magically speaking, Raven is your totem. The bird prefers wild upland and mountainous regions, but also inhabits forests, inshore islands, coastal areas, steppes, semi-deserts, and plains.
I have observed these expert foragers in cities and suburban areas as well. Appearance Raven is a striking all black bird, 58 - 69 cm from beak to tail. Orthinologists believe that the all black plumage helps them absorb and retain heat in high altitudes and northern latitudes.
Distinctive features to help you distinguish them from crows are their large size, heavy bill, shaggy throat hackles, long fingered wing tips and long wedge shaped tail.
In aerial silhouette their longer features bill, tail and fingered wings easily distinguish them from crows. On closer observation and they are often displayed in zoos you will notice the strongly decurved distal part of the culmen, with prominent nasal bristles.
The throat feathers are long and pointed, the tail is long and graduated. The entire body is glossy black, as are the bills, legs and feet. The black glossy feathers go slightly greenish on the head, under parts, tail and primaries, and bluish-purple on upper parts, secondaries and wing coverts.
Their irides are dark brown. Females measure smaller, but are not easily distinguishable from males. Juniors are a duller blackish brown until their second year.
Voice The voice is normally a distinctive deep, harsh croak, or hollow croaking honk. Ravens have a large, complex vocabulary of sounds in their repertoire including a high knocking "toc toc toc", a dry, grating "Kraa", low guttural rattles, and some more musical calls.
Captive birds have even been taught to speak. Breeding They are solitary nesters, creating bulky nests out of twigs and branches lined with roots, moss, wool, and rags daubed with mud and dung. They build frequently on cliff faces or high in large trees, but have been known to nest in old buildings, or even in low bushes or on the ground in undisturbed open country.
Their clutch consists of three to seven averaging five eggs in various shades from light blue to greenish blue or blotched olive, gray and brown. Ravens usually lay in February, but it varies depending on the climate as late as April in Greenland, or as early as December in Pakistan.
Incubation is 18 - 21 days, with a sitting female, and the male will bring food to the nest. The young ravens fledge at 35 - 42 days, are fed by both parents, and stay with the pair for six months afterwards.
Habits We usually observe ravens in pairs or family parties, but non-breeders gather in large groups at feeding sites or communal roosting.
Their territories are large between 17 and 44 sq. Flocks usually number in the tens, but flocks of more than have been seen at feeding sites in harsher environments such as Iran or the Shetlands, or in winter.
Ravens enjoy playful flight patterns, such as soaring, tumbling and rolling.
Their longer wings make them quite agile aerial acrobats. Lifespan A wild raven can live more than thirty years. Diet They are omnivorous eaters, preferring to scavenge, but able to kill when necessary.
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