(Corvus corax) These sleek, black birds are excellent and acrobatic fliers on par with falcons and hawks. They are very intelligent and sometimes cooperate to flush out prey when hunting. What does the Raven eat? Ravens are omnivores. They feed on fruits, seeds, nuts, fish, carrion, small animals, food remains and garbage; just about anything! How long do they live? Approximately 13 to 17 years in the wild and about 30 in captivity. How many ravens can be born at a time? The females lay three to seven eggs each spring. Both parents care for their young, which remain dependent for several months. Where are they found? Across the Northern Hemisphere.
- These sleek, black birds are excellent and acrobatic fliers on par with falcons and hawks.
- These intelligent birds were honored by Native Americans and often portrayed as sly pranksters for their playful nature.
- They are very intelligent and sometimes cooperate to flush out prey when hunting.
- According to legend, if the ravens leave the Tower of London, the fortress and the British kingdom will fall.