How to tell a raven from a crow
If you find yourself wondering, "was that just a really big crow?" then it probably wasn't. Most crows are around the size of a pigeon while ravens can get to be more of a hawk like size. However there are a couple other key things that will help you tell them apart:
- What does it sound like? A raven makes a "wrack wrack..." sound, while a crow is more of a raucous laugh of "haw haw haw.."
- What shape is it's tail? Rounded like a C (for Crow) or pointed like a V (for raVen)?
One last tip: if it looks scruffy in the chest then it's probably a raven.