Description: edgarEdgar (Common Raven)         

Corvus corax


Ravens are fairly large birds with long, heavy bills that are bulkier looking compared to the American crow.  Ravens can have shaggy, fluffy feathers near the beak and throat adding to their bulky look.  They have a wedge-shaped tail in flight rather than a fan-shaped tail like crows.  Ravens produce a low, drawn-out guttural croak.  They live in a variety of habitats—foothills, deserts, and other rugged areas.


Edgar was shot by someone in the foothills.  Sadly, ravens are often viewed as pests.  Edgar talks a lot each morning and evening when volunteers are making their rounds to feed.  His click-clock sound is hard to imitate but we all try anyway.