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Raven is the common name given to several larger-bodied members of the genus Corvus—but in Europe and North America the Common Raven is normally implied. They have black plumage and large beaks.Species include:

Corvus albicollis – White-necked Raven
Corvus corax – Common Raven
Corvus coronoides – Australian Raven
Corvus crassirostris – Thick-billed Raven
Corvuscryptoleucus – Chihuahuan Raven
Corvus mellori – Little Raven
Corvus rhipidurus – Fan-tailed Raven
Corvus ruficollis – Brown-necked Raven
Corvus tasmanicus – Forest Raven
C.t. boreus – Relict Raven

Extinct:

†Corvus moriorum – Chatham Raven
†Corvus antipodum – New Zealand Raven

Nest of raven in tree
Ravens at the Tower of London

Smaller-bodied speciesin the genus Corvus include the crows, jackdaws, and the rook.

Most ravens eat some sort of fruit, such as dates, or berries. Most are omnivorous. The ravens look similar to another common bird,the crow, being related.
See also

Cultural depictions of ravens
"The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe
Ravens of the Tower of London

External links
Wikisource has the text of the 1911Encyclopædia Britannica article Raven.

Raven videos on the Internet Bird Collection
North American ravens on eNature
Corvid Corner A site about the raven family.
The Raven DiariesDocumenting the lives of wild ravens.

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