The black, intelligent raven
The clever bird
The raven is a big black bird. He is much bigger than a crow. It is also very intelligent and industrious. A raven can figure out how to use tools, how to hide food from both other ravens and us humans. They are talking to each other, and some stories say that they can learn to sound like other birds and even humans.
In the Nordic Mythology, the God Odin had two ravens he sent out to spy for him. They came back and sat on his shoulders ant talked about what they had seen.
Let us present: the raven
Early in the year, in January we can hear his krrrrp sound up high in the air. The male raven is showing off for the female. They fly in loops, make turns and cross each other. They can even fly with the back facing down =)
They are preybirds and eat meat. When there are wolves, you can often see the ravens around them. They use pranks on them and bite them in the tales. They land without fear and eat from the carcasses.
The Ravens also use other animals to open the prey skin, so they can start to eat. So they lead wolves and foxes to the food.
A really funny fix is, that the raven is getting drugged on ants. They sit on the anthill with the wings spread and allot the ants to spray their bodies. They practice myrmecomany! When done, they raise their heads and fly up from the ants and are ectatic!