Crows and ravens have the largest brains, relative to body size, of any birds. Ravens like this one have the same brain/body size ratio as the chimpanzee.
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A “murder” in the light of a full moon: Though it’s not a commonly used term today, a group of crows is called a murder; the name came from their medieval reputation as harbingers of death.
The American crow is one of three varieties found in the U.S.
The common raven is making a comeback in North America.
Crows and ravens can be both sneaky and bold. Here, a crow takes an attitude with a bald eagle.
Tom Pat Leeson
This raven pickpocket used its beak to open the snowmobile’s storage compartment and steal a ski cap.
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"One of the most difficult of all things to endure for a crow, a raven, a wolf or a human is to feel alone and separated from one’s own kind. A sense of belonging is one of the most universal of all feelings." — Lawrence Kilham
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