Common Raven at Bryce Canyon in Utah.
Edgar, who we see when we visit Coyote Buttes North where The Wave is located.
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What is a Common Raven
Below is a transcription of the above sign found at the Valley of Fire Visitor Center.
Common Raven – Corvus corax
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Order: Passeriformes
- Family: Corvidae
- Genus: Corvus
- Species: C. corax
Mountains, deserts, canyons
21 to 27 inches (58 to 78 cm), wedge-shaped tail.
Larger than common crow, shiny black feathers, powerful beak.
Carrion, garbage, seeds, vegetable matter
Alaska to Mexico
ADAPTATION FOR SURVIVAL
Eats anything and everything; important in cleaning up natural environment.
A quick learner, the raven is very adaptable.
A bold bird, sometimes comical in attempts to get at food source.