8 Surprising Facts About Ravens
Learn about the intelligent, fascinating and charming common raven.
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- Ravens do well in just about any habitat. Here are seven places you can find them:
- Ravens raise only one brood a year, which includes between three and seven young.
- Ravens are usually alone or in pairs during the daytime. If you see more together, it’s probably a family.
- Ravens can be up to 25 inches long with a 50-in. wingspan.
- The famous poem, The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe was first published in 1845.
- According to the conservation program, Partners in Flight, roughly 18% of the 20 million ravens in the world live in Canada.
- Ravens are some of the smartest birds in North America, along with these other three cousin birds in the corvid family: crows, magpies, and jays.
- Ravens will eat almost anything. Twelve things they have been known to feast on are:
- Baby tortoises
- Pet food