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What is the Difference between a Raven and a Crow?

What Makes a Raven Different From a Crow?


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Are you confused between a raven and a crow? Well, let this article clear your mind.

What is the Similarity between a Raven and a Crow?

• They are both considered as well known birds.

What is a Raven?

• It is one type of a crow. However, it is larger and heavier than its “ancestor”.
• It has a different beak, feet and wings sizes than that of a crow.
• It has a powerful and curved beak
• It has shiny and purplish feathers when hit by the sunlight.
• It has a triangular tail
• The height of a raven can reach up to 64 cm.
• Ravens love to eat carrions especially sheep and most of the time, they hunt alone.
• This bird is only seen in hills and in the woods for it doesn’t like the presence of noise with humans around.
• The maximum age of a raven is 30 years old.

What is a Crow?

• This bird has a flat and thicker beak which helps it easily get its food.
• A crow has completely black feathers yet these feathers can have markings of a lighter color.
• It has an even and squared off face.
• The height of a crow can reach only up to 46 cm.
• Crows usually eat vegetable and fruits even if they are considered as omnivores. Also, they prefer to hunt in groups. This is the reason why farmers hate the presence of these birds in their fields.
• This bird is seen in crowded places, electric lines, in your neighborhood and even in your garden.
• It produces a more irritating sound than that of a raven.
• The maximum age of a crow is only 8 years old.
• Kind of crows: Carrion, Jungle, American and many more.

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