Ravens, Crows, Magpies, Jays
The Corvidae family consists of a group of very highly intelligent birds. They are some of the largest perching birds. This is a diverse group: crows and ravens are large black birds with powerful beaks; Magpies have long tails and with Jays are colorful. They are social birds, quick to exploit food resources and can be aggressive when feeding. Most have bristles around their beaks. Some of this family such as the crow will actively participate in “playing”. Their voices are harsh and can’t really be called singing.