Quoth the Raven

Real ravens on Mount Work, Vancouver Island.

I’d heard ravens croaking. I understood why Poe chose the bird for his immortal poem. But in the way that reality sometimes has of surpassing one’s expectations, I was unprepared for the vast array of vocalizations that make these birds sound like an avian percussion band. The video is just a very small sample. They’re mimics as well, and can even imitate human sounds at times. It makes the “Nevermore” refrain seem pretty plausible.

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