Jan 26 2012

Raven or Crow?

Published by at 6:40 am under Crows, Ravens

Ravens are rare in Pittsburgh but they’ve been seen this winter.  We’re also seeing thousands and thousands of crows.

How do you tell the difference between a raven and a crow?

Watch this video from The Raven Diaries and you’ll learn how.

The video was created by Rick and Diana Boufford who live in Newport Beach, California where there are both species of birds.  Visit www.theravendiaries.com for more information.

(video from The Raven Diaries via YouTube)

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Raven or Crow?”

  1. Kelly Chiodion 27 Jan 2012 at 3:52 pm

    That’s really helpful and interesting. Thanks!

  2. Michelle, Colorado Springs, COon 28 Jan 2012 at 11:49 am

    This is great info Kate. We have a few large black birds at our property in Westcliffe, CO and I was unsure which to identify the bird as – Crow or Raven. I was leaning toward them being Ravens but was a little unsure until I just watched this video. We have Ravens as I thought we did. Thanks! :)

  3. Peteron 23 Aug 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Just saw a raven here in North Oakland. Was pretty sure of the ID, but came looking for this. The video reminded me of another clue I’d overlooked trying to get a better look at the big bird flying around outside my window. At 2:20 the video points out how crows are usually flappy and noisy while ravens are silent and soar. The guy I saw was just soaring in circles way high up – that’s why I at first thought he was a hawk or peregrine when I first got a glimpse of something way up circling.

  4. Katholishon 14 Jan 2013 at 12:15 am

    I had been looking online to find some helpful tell-tale signs to distinguish each bird, and I came across your video. It was perfect! Very helpful! and I just wanted to say thanks!

    The little test at the end made me feel confident I could tell them apart in the wild.

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