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Raven’s Love Tune

Written by Ellen Blackstone

That is BirdNote! [Crawk, crawk of Common Raven]

The Widespread Raven is our largest songbird, and it has a voice to match its measurement. [Crawk, crawk of Common Raven] We have visited ravens within the firm of wolves and – in delusion – taking management of the tides, altering the course of a river, even putting the solar within the sky. Ravens are seen as tricksters in lots of traditions. [Crawk] However ravens have their softer aspect, too. [Raven’s “warble”]

Widespread Ravens in all probability mate for all times. And in the identical manner {that a} human couple generally has to work to take care of their attachment, a pair of ravens reveals behaviors that strengthen their relationship, or “pair bond.” [Raven’s “warble”]

All year long, a pair of ravens could soar wingtip to wingtip, swooping in unison, tumbling by way of the sky. [“Warbling” of Common Raven] Throughout courtship, the pair will typically sit aspect by aspect, gently preening one another’s feathers. And through that ritual, they might make these warbling sounds. [Extended “warbling”] Raven nestlings generally make this similar sound after they’ve been fed. In comparison with the standard raucous raven calls, this one is soothing, to adults and to their younger. It’s known as … a “consolation sound”. [Extended “Warbling” of Common Raven]

I’m Michael Stein.

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Name of the Widespread Raven supplied by The Macaulay Library on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.  Warbling tune of the Widespread Raven recorded by W.W.H. Gunn.  Raven calls recorded by G.A. Keller.
Producer: John Kessler
Government Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2015 Tune In to Nature.org     February 2019/2022     Narrator: Michael Stein

ID# 2008-04-23-CORA-06    CORA-06b

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