Mystery on the Wing

Swinn, Brian W.
December 2005
New York State Conservationist;Dec2005, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p22
This article focuses on the common raven. Compared to the crow, the raven has a heavier beak with a decided Roman nose appearance. The two birds make noticeably different calls. The raven is both predator and scavenger. Raven pairs stay together throughout the breeding season and usually bond for life. Courtship displays generally in February. INSET: Perhaps no bird has earned a more secure -- and ominous -- place.


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