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The dance (Photographer: Norman Rich). Aerial acrobatics, demonstrations of intelligence, and ability to provide food are key behaviors of courting.

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. 'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door - Only this, and nothing more.' ~The Raven~ Edgar Allan Poe

Crows Ravens: "Raven Rendezvous," by Shane Lamb. More

Raven (Corvus Corax) by Sergey-Ryzhkov on DeviantArt

The Sun Caught In Her Raven Hair - Seeing Into Her World

Narcissus (Photography by Larry Blackwood, from his 'Opus Corvus' series)

Ravens are one of several larger-bodied members of the genus Corvus—but in Europe and North America the Common Raven is normally implied. Raven birds have black plumage and large beaks.