“’Other friends have flown before—On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before.’ Then the bird said ‘Nevermore.’”:

“’Other friends have flown before—On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before.’ Then the bird said ‘Nevermore.’”:

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Happy birthday to Edgar Allan Poe, the writer behind well-known poem, “The Raven.” These shaggy-throated giants are part of the crow family. Common ravens (Corvus corax) are social, highly intelligent hunters and scavengers. Some ravens—and their relatives like crows and jackdaws—have even been observed using tools and solving complicated problems in the wild.

Photo: John James Audubon

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