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Common Raven

Corvus corax


large black corvid with heavy black beak, black legs, eyes. Water and sunlight will give iridescence to the black plumage as in this spotting where the raven had just taken a bath in a mud puddle close by. Photo 3 shows the bird shaking the water off after the bath.


Found in the parking lot for the Katzie Nature dike, surrounded by lakes, marshes, mountains and brush.


Corvids are considered by scientists to be the smartest birds and the Common Raven is the smartest corvid. (All about Birds) So here we have the smartest bird in the world?! they are amazing to watch.

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Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jan 19, 2015
Submitted on Jan 21, 2015

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