Sunday, September 1, 2013

Common Raven

The Common Raven (Scientific name -- Corvus coral), also sometimes known as the Northern Raven, is a large black passerine bird found across the Northern Hemisphere. It is found in the West of North America as far South as Mexico and Central America and across the whole of the North of Canada and into the Maritime Provinces. It is also found in Greenland, Europe and Northern Asia and as far South as North Africa. 

 The Common Raven is a very intelligent bird and good at solving problems, especially when looking for food. They are larger than Crows and distinguished by a thick neck and shaggy throat feathers. They are all black and have a strong powerful beak.

Top photo taken in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming in May 2013, the bottom photos taken in Manning Provincial Park in British Columbia in May 2013.

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