Questions tagged [ravens]

Questions about ravens

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
0 answers

What (if any) is the empirical evidence for ravens being (a) helpful to humans or (b) helpful to predators preying on humans?

BACKGROUND: I am rereading The Mind of the Raven by Bernd Heinrich, an eminent biologist and naturalist. Edward O. Wilson gave this book an excellent review. Based on his many observations of wild ...
ab2's user avatar
  • 23.4k
6 votes
1 answer

Do crows ever use calls to gauge distances?

I sometimes hear a crow issue a call (pause) response (pause) call (pause) response before the caller goes down to the ground to forage. Whether they think of it in this way or not, do/can crows use ...
inyourcorner's user avatar
7 votes
2 answers

What factors should be considered when helping to feed crows/ravens in the yard?

We've had at least one discussion about what to feed birds in the crow and raven families in our yards. This question is about the most effective way to do so. When setting up the feeding areas of ...
Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL's user avatar
8 votes
3 answers

How can I tell the difference between an American Crow, and a Common Raven that lives in America?

I live in Massachusetts, which is part of New England, in the Northeast section of the United States. We have a large number of birds I identify as crows, and only crows. I've heard of ravens, but ...
Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL's user avatar