Raven Vocalizations

IMG_1619If you haven’t visited the Cornell Ornithology Lab, you are missing out on learning information about birds from around the world. I used this site in gathering information about ravens in general and to listen to their vocalizations. Visit:

http://macauleylibrary.org

In the box,  Search recordings by species, enter “Common Raven” and you will be taken to a page with listings for raven calls from all over the world (or wherever ravens live).  The vocalizations include variations on the well-recognized, deep-sounding “quork,” as well as the many knocking sounds, screeches, etc.  Visit the “American Crow” section as well and you will learn to distinguish the vocalizations between these two bird cousins. Crow sounds are much higher in pitch because they do not have the large chest of the Common Raven.

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