RAVEN (O.E. hrafn, Icel. hrafn, Dan. ram, Du. raaf, Ger. Rabe), the largest of the birds of the order Passeres, and a member of the family Corvidae, probably the most highly developed of all birds. Quick-sighted, sagacious and bold, the raven preys on the spoils of fishers and hunters, as also on weakly 1 An illustration appears in Sonnerat's Voyages aux Indes orientates (Paris, 1806), vol. i. p. 182.
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