16 November 2012

Never bored

Raven corvus corax

Raven is the common name given to several larger-bodied members of the genus Corvus—but in Europe and North America the Common Raven is normally implied. They have black plumage and large beaks.

Most ravens eat some sort of fruit, such as dates or berries. Most are omnivorous. The ravens look similar to another common bird, the crow, being related.

Crows form the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae.

Recent research has found some crow species capable not only of tool use but of tool construction as well. Crows are now considered to be among the world's most intelligent animals.

American crow by Pedro Fernandes

Antique natural history (1830s)

Black crow by Michael Naples

Crow 1 by Lisa Sloane

Crow 2 by Lisa Sloane

Crow drawing by Pedro Fernandes

Crow two oil painting David Ladmore

Feishin by Wil Freeborn

Illustration by Annie Patterson

Old school Portugal bird illustration

Raven illustration by Katherine Shaughnessy

Raven illustration Yaroslav Gerzhedovich

Raven portrait photo by Jen Hall

Raven graphic from an 1890s book

The raven corvus corax

Vintage crow drawing

Expressionist crow by Tim Gagnon

Vintage raven illustration

Hope you liked the beautiful raven/crow illustrations I've chosen. I personally could stare at them non-stop night and day, never bored.

What is the difference between a raven and a crow?