Ravens are all-black birds of the crow family. They typically live for between 10-15 years in the wild. But what do ravens eat? This post will answer that question and then tell you a few interesting facts about ravens.
What Do Ravens Eat?
Ravens are omnivores, which means they eat both animals and plant material. Their diet changes depending on where they live and what food is available. Most ravens eat the dead bodies of other animals. Ravens generally eat some fruit, berries and grains when they are available. They will eat any small animals, small birds and small reptiles that they can find. Ravens even eat maggots and animal poo. Ravens eat anything that is easy to catch!
Interesting Facts About Ravens
- Female ravens generally lay eggs in late February. However, they lay eggs in late April when the climate is very cold (in Greenland, for instance).
- Ravens have the largest brain of any bird species.
- Ravens watch where other ravens hide their food and then steal it from them!
- Ravens sometimes steal shiny objects like pebbles, golf balls and pieces of metal.
- Ravens are considered to be a pest by some people as they eat some crops and kill young goats, lambs and calves.
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