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  1. 1.  Ravens are an interesting animal. Did you know it eats both animals and plants. They eat all of there food no matter what it is.
  2. 2.  They are the most interesting animal to me. And I like the football team the ravens I like to look at ravens at the zoo or something.
  3. 3.  The largest member of the Crow Family ravens average 24 inches tall with a wingspan of 46-56 inches. Their coloration is all-black with a metallic shine of purple or violet that is noticeable in certain lighting conditions. The bill is large and stout.
  4. 4.  The Common Ravens scientific name Corvus corax means raven croaker. Noted for their calls Bernd Heinrich writes in Ravens in Winter" how many researchers have studied ravens and their vocalizations. One observation that was consistent throughout the findings is that ravens have a wide repertoire of vocalizations.
  5. 5.  A raven is every bit as alert as a crow and possesses sharp eyesight and hearing. Ravens are considered among the most intelligent of all birds like crows, they can learn to imitate a variety of sounds including the human voice.
  6. 6.  Ravens are strong fliers that can hover in place like American kestrels or soar like a hawk. They may fly like stunt pilots at times, doing partial barrel-rolls in flight. The birds may form large flocks of over several hundred individuals during their autumnal migration.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C ommon_Raven
  7. 7.  Here the ravens build a large, bulky nest of stout sticks and line the center with bark, hair, fur, grasses or even plastic bags. The birds lay 3-7 turquoise colored eggs that are blotched with brown. Mostly, the female incubates the eggs while the male feeds her at the nest site. The eggs hatch in 18-20 days, and the young leave the nest fledge at 35-42 days old.
  8. 8.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_R aven http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/ animals/birds/raven/ http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Co mmon_Raven/id/ac
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