Ravens

Ravens are an all-black species of bird that are common across the Northern Hemisphere. Ravens are omnivores and often found in myths and folklore.

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What are the differences between a raven and a crow?

Crows and ravens are in the same genus, "corvus," and are similar in more ways than they are different. Ravens are larger and have heavier bills and deeper voices than crows. Ravens are non-migratory and tend to be found in northern and mountainous environments in North America whereas crows are more widespread and may migrate in and out of Canada. Ravens are known to be one of the smartest animals because they are able to make and use tools and can learn to do something just by watching another raven.

See the related link for a great comparison of the two birds.

The difference between a rave and a crow is:

Raven:

The Raven is larger and average 25" tall (64 cm) with a four foot (122 cm) wing span and the beak is more slender and slightly longer than a crows. A raven's feathers shine with blue and purple tints when the sun hits them. The Raven's tail when spread meets at a triangular point.

Crow:

Crows are smaller and approximately 18" (46 cm) tall and their wing span is three feet (91 cm), similar to a dove. The beak is slightly thicker than a ravens. A crows feathers are flint black, may have lighter markings and duller than a ravens feathers. Crows can fluff their feathers into a mane and the tail curves evenly like a seashell.

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Why is a group of ravens called an unkindness?

A group of Ravens can have three different names depending on the activity of the group; a constable, an unkindness, or a conspiracy.

A constable of ravens refers historically to the group of ravens that congregated around the Tower of London; they were thought to be 'keeping watch' over the monarchy. Therefore, any time a grouping of these birds seems to be watching or guarding something, the group can be referred as a 'constable.'

They can also be called an unkindness or a conspiracy - likely for similar reasons. If a flock is driving off other predatory or carrion birds, or 'picking on' another species either because it is competition or prey (although they feed largely on already dead animals, they are known to work together to hunt if need be since they are extremely adaptive birds), then these are apt terms.

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What about ravens or crows as omens?

Well, the honest truth is that neither ravens nor crows are omens, but people had such beliefs in the past. I suppose you could still find some of them today.

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Is the crow the same colour as the raven?

Yes. Both species are black.

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What does a raven symbolize?

I believe ravens symbolize darkness, just as in Poe's poem , "The Raven." These are birds that observe, as if lurking and waiting for their next victim. They can be wily and scary. ---------- The raven symbolizes many different things to different peoples. In most traditions you see a link to death. With the Native Americans that link was through the ravens ability to shape shift, symbolizing the transition into the afterlife. For the Celts the goddesses of war called down the ravens to feast on the dead at battle fields.

You also find in most traditions the idea that the raven is a wise trickster. Unlike the coyote in Native American myth who is tricky but often times foolish the raven has the knowledge to fool its opponents and get away with it. This often leads to Shamans believing that the vast knowledge held by the raven should only be sought in times of great need and only with great care.

And finally you see throughout almost all traditions a link between the raven and magic. Perhaps because of its knowledge or maybe its tricky ways the raven is linked to the Shamans magic in Native American myth, to witches and warlocks in English myth, to the miracles and portents of the future in Celtic myth and to the magical escapes of evil priests in old Christian myth. Depending on the prevalent view of magic at the time of the myth the aspect of the Raven can shift from that of a powerful healer to something more akin to the bringer or foreteller of death or evil.

All in all, the raven has always been seen as the king of the tricky corvus family and, as such, a force to be reckoned with.

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What is the name of a flock of ravens called?

a Congress.

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The raven provides for the dove the dove provides for the chicks what is the dove?

It is a water basin...

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What does a raven represent?

For European cultures, ravens, also called rooks, were a bad omen, an omen of death or of a sinister thing that is about to happen to someone.

For Native American cultures though, the raven is a symbol of knowledge and intelligence.

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Why are ravens and crows called wolf birds?

There is some observational evidence to suggest that ravens (and crows) have a relationship with wolves living in the same area. Ravens have been known to fly ahead of a wolf pack on the hunt and it has been suggested that they may be leading the wolves in the direction of prey.

Ravens, being scavengers, get a good meal from a wolf kill and the wolves get an easier hunt. Symbiosis.

Wolves and ravens have also been observed playing with each other on many occasions.

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Do ravens sleep during the day?

no they do not decause its just not them

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What is the symbolic meaning of the raven?

Depending of the context the symbolic meaning can change. If one is refering to dream interpretation...

Birds in general mean hopes, aspirations, future and change.

Ravens in particular mean mischief, to roam, and intense hunger.

However, in the awake sense ravens are thought to be the guardians (so to speak) of graveyards and the dead.

Ravens are also considered to be omens of ill.

***In Welsh folklore, the raven is also an omen of death. If the raven makes a choking sound, it is a portent of the death rattle. A crying raven on a church steeple will "overlook" the next house where death will occur. A raven could smell death and would hover over the area where the next victim dwelt, including animals. Ravens were heard to "laugh" when someone was about to die. Welsh witches, and the Devil, would transform themselves into ravens. ***

However, in some eastern traditions the raven is a good symbol and most commonly associated with the sun.

***To invoke Raven as bird of prophecy, you can use the old English rhyme used to interpret omens by the number of ravens, crows, or rooks seen in a flock: One for bad news,

Two for mirth. Three is a wedding, Four is a birth. Five is for riches, Six is a thief.Seven, a journey, Eight is for grief. Nine is a secret, Ten is for sorrow. Eleven is for love,Twelve - joy for tomorrow. ***

*** Pulled directly in its content from http://www.druidry.org/obod/lore/animal/raven.html

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What division do the Ravens play in?

Baltimore Ravens' Division :AFC (American Football Conference) North

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Is that's so Raven canceled?

They finished filiming the show long before Corey in the House started promoting. I heard it from Raven herself when she was on Regis and Kelly.  You can still see episodes on Disney channel. 
It was cancelled

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What are the natural predators of a raven?

Ravens are very intelligent birds, and will eat just about anything, depending upon their circumstances and what's available. However, In North AMerica, Ravens are most commonly known as scavengers, meaning they spend a lot of time on and around other dead animals. As a result, it is not unusual for them to be attacked and killed at carcasses by other predatory animals, such as coyotes and bobcats. I'm not aware of any other animals that actively hunt down and kill ravens, however, it is conceivable that some large birds of prey such as hawks and owls could prey on them on occaision. Great Horned owls have been known to kill ravens (and other birds) as they roost at night, but it is not very common. Skunks, raccoons, and various types of snakes will invade the nests of ravens and eat their eggs and young, and Magpies have been known to do the same.

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How much food do ravens eat daily?

Each raven can take a kilogram (about two pounds) of food per day

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Is there a difference between a raven and a crow?

Yes. Please see the related question below, as it answers the same sort of question as this.

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Difference between raven and crow?

Ravens feathers generally have a blue-ish tinge to them as they are so black, and they are bigger than most crows. crows also tend to have a larger head than ravens. Ravens are generally larger(21" vs 17") with a wedgeshaped tail, and crows seldom glide for more than 2-3 seconds. I think they have different shaped beaks

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What was the name of the Blue Rain music that played on 'That's So Raven' episodes 30 and 75?

It's called "Africa Mate" by Blue Rain. However I've been searching for it EVERYWHERE & I can't find it. But for sure that is the name

Hope this helped! :-)

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What do you call a group of ravens?

Mob

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Did Raven from that's so Raven die?

=As a matter of fact, she did not. She is shooting a movie with Martin Lawrence called "College Road Trip." It's coming out in May. That is one of the reasons why she will not be playing as Galleria in "Cheetah Girls One World."=

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Do ravens live in South Carolina?

There may have been sightings of ravens in South Carolina, but they are commonly found in North Europe, Asia, North Africa, and in the Western And Northern parts of America

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What does a raven symbolize in the Bible?

Ravens symbolize that even what appears to be base, commonplace or repulsive can be holy.

Despite their seemingly unsavory habits ("The eye that mocketh at his father...the ravens...shall pick it out" Proverbs 30:17), and despite the fact that ravens are unclean food for Israelites according to the dietary prohibitions of Leviticus, ravens are fundamentally part of God's plan and therefore good ("every winged bird according to its kind...was good" Genesis 1:21). God's grace extends to ravens, and God "giveth...food...to the young ravens which cry" (Psalm 147:9). In fact, ravens are used by some of the heroes in the Bible--the raven is the first bird sent out by Noah to check if the flood has receded (Genesis), and God commands ravens to feed Elijah in the wilderness (1 Kings 17:4-6).

Several species of ravens are common in Israel, and the ancient Israelites would have been very familiar with them.

First Noah sent out a Raven and according to the bible,"

6 After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark 7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. 8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. 9 But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. 11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. 12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him." Genesis 8:6-12

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What is raven's surname in that's so raven?

Answer: Ms. Baxter

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Do Ravens and Crows get mixed up often?

Absolutely!! A person can easily confuse a raven with a crow and vice versa if they don't know what to look for or are even unsure what crows and/or ravens even are.

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Do ravens or crows have red eyes?

Neither species have red eyes. The one species that does have red eyes are the Brown-headed Blackbird.

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