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Found since ancient times in Europe, Africa, Asia and America, and according to some more recent attestations also in Australia, the Raven reemerges by surviving in unfavorable areas, from the desert to the polar ones.

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This ability is explained by its intelligence, the Raven having the highest Intelligence index among all fliers.

Feeding Raven

The Raven's diet is omnivorous. It also consumes seeds or bread, it does not disdain other human food products (cheese, for example), but it also hunts insects, amphibians, even fish, in small waters, reptiles, small mammals (mice, hamsters, chitcans etc) and, if necessary, even small birds or young birds.

It also does not give in to corpses either, being normally a natural sanitary.

Features Raven

Its length is around 65-70 cm, far exceeding the Crows, with whom the unknowns often confuse it.

It is also generally a uniform black, glossy and accentuated, with vague shades of Blue-Metallic.

It has a rhombic tail, strong wings, medium wingspan and depth. It flies very well, reaching heights of over 2000 meters; when needed it hovers for a long time.

In the mountain areas, when in hovered flight, inexperienced tourists confuse the Raven with Eagles or Eagles, although it has obviously smaller wingspan and much darker color (black). The beak is long, slightly curved and powerful, and the claws of the bird of prey.

His typical cry is "corr-corr", at least in Romania (not to be confused with the" cra-cra " of the Crows). We say" at least in Romania " because depending on the area not only the typical cry but also the vocabulary of ravens can vary.

It should be noted that this bird has a rich vocabulary and, due to its spread, knows a fragmentation of language that has allowed ornithologists to detect several dialects. Moreover, it was found that, for example, a raven from America brought to Spain, was at first isolated from the other ravens, because of ignorance of the local dialect, in order to learn it and integrate it after a while.

The exceptional intelligence that the Raven has shown throughout history, but also his great rapacity, have created around him countless legends and myths.

These were also enhanced by the Raven's ability to be easily tamed, as well as learning a limited number of words (between 9 and 20, according to the source), which it apparently uses intentionally, not reflexively (like the parrot).

But his intelligence attracted not only respect, but also hatred of the people, who in many situations, ruled by destructive superstitions, tried to exterminate this bird.

Of course, the crow's greed has also had an influence, which has created an unpleasant impression on many, especially during pestilences or wars when, like crows and other natural sanitary birds, they consume the bodies of the fallen. As a result, in Romania it is a rare bird, protected by law.

Breeding Raven

The crow's Nest is large and built either on top of old trees or on hard-to-reach rocks.

It is made of several layers of braided twigs, then covered with mud, then with hair, wool and other soft materials. The builder talent, ecological amplitude and intelligence of the Raven determine a number of variations in the typology of nest building.

The Raven lays eggs in February, starting this month. The female relies during this period – for feeding-on the help of the male, without which the eggs would freeze.

Hatching lasts CA. 21 days.

The male, when not looking for food for the female, stays near the nest, carefully guarding it.

After hatching the chicks stay in the nest approx. 40 days, being fed one at a time by the parents.

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