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Common Raven

Corvus corax

Bird brain? Not at all!

  • Very intelligent, it can resolve complicated problems invented by scientists who study them.
  • Ravens mate for life. The courtship is composed of acrobatics in flight by the male so as to impress the female. After mating, the couple perch together, rub beaks and preen their feathers.
  • It is an acrobat and a playful bird. It rolls and somersaults in the air. Young birds have been seen playing with sticks that they drop then dive quickly to catch.