Common Raven (Corvus corax)The Common Raven (Corvus corax), is also known as the Northern Raven. It is a large black passerine member of the crow family. It is found across the northern hemisphere, and it is the most widely distributed of all corvids. Common Ravens are omnivorous, and highly opportunistic. They have a reputation for problem solving abilities that suggest they are highly intelligent. They feature widely in mythology. Their brain is among the largest of any bird species. They are known to collect and hoard shiny objects such as golf balls, pebbles, and pieces of metal.This image is copyright and may not be used without specific authorization. Permission is explicitly denied for Pinterest.