Northern Raven (Corvus corax subsp. principalis)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
Species: corax subsp. principalis

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On Dec 30, 2012, growin from Beautiful, BC (Zone 9b) wrote:

The Northern Raven of coastal British Columbia, that I am familiar with, prefers solitude and wooded areas. Their size, almost double that of a crow, set them apart. Glossy plumage and significant under neck feathers were evident from a distance. Their deep call, as if it comes from the back of the throat, is unmistakable and typically in a set of 3.

Long-revered by First Nations communities along the coast as a symbol in art & legend, the Northern Raven is a prominent bird of forested areas.