The Common Raven is a large, all-black passerine bird. Found across the northern hemisphere it is the most widely distributed of all corvids. A mature Raven can be up to 25 inches in length and up to 2.6 pounds in weight. In some locations, the Raven has become so numerous that it's considered a pest. Part of the success comes from its omnivorous diet.
|On a previous visit this Raven perched on my car looking for handouts|
It can be identified from crows by having a larger and heavier, black beak, shaggy feathers around the throat and above the beach, and he wedged-shaped tail.
|Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."|
An interesting fact, that in the Bible, the Raven was the first animal to be released from Noah's Ark. "So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made. Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth. He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground." Genesis 8:6-8 NKJV