How to Tell a Raven From a Crow

How to Tell a Raven From a Crow

These black birds may look similar in some ways, but several distinctive traits help set them apart. 

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Published: 10/22/2012
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Easy: Shoot em

Easy: Shoot em

Troll.

Troll.

This makes it to first understand the difference and the judging

I would like to stress on the authors comment "Listen closely to the birds' calls. Crows give a cawing sound. But ravens produce a lower croaking sound. "

This makes it to first understand the difference and the judging.

Triveni Jena
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Very helpful!

I was always a little muddled in this area because the picture of a crow in the bird book I have looked nothing like the crows I've seen, and the crows I've seen looked like smaller versions of ravens. This article definitely cleared things up!

Crows and ravens

on a power line at my house one raven chased away 5 crows then the raven and its mate flew to a near by tree

Crow or Raven

Which has the blue head feathers that catch the light as they turn their heads? I seem to get them both in singles and groups because I have tallow out nearly year round for my ladder backs and several types of woodpeckers. One type of the huge blackbirds however has the pretty blue sheen on the head that does not extend past the neck, what is that? (I just answered my own question, didn't I?) Don't see as many crows or ravens as a few years ago, just starlings now in big numbers.

That would be a common

That would be a common grackle.

Ravens and Crows

My apologies if I post this twice -
In my experience, Ravens are much more experienced and successful thieves than crows, although crows can do pretty well. Some jays of course are the real felons.

Ravens and Crows

In my experience, the ravens are much more experienced and expert thieves than crows, although crows can do pretty well too -

Ravens and Crows

In my experience, the ravens are much more experienced and expert thieves than crows, although crows can do pretty well too -

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