Crow vs Raven

What's the difference between a raven and a crow? One of the most obvious differences is size, crows are about as large as pigeons, while ravens can be as big as a red tailed hawk, almost twice as big!

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raven on a fence post overlooking lake Crows Ravens:

“If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall & Britain with it.” According to legend, when Charles II (1660-1685) established the Royal Observatory at the Tower of London the Royal Astronomer John Flamsteed, complained the birds interfered with his celestial observations. Charles ordered their demise – only to be given the infamous warning by an obscure soothsayer.  Consequently, Charles II decreed that at least six ravens be kept at the Tower at all times.

Ravens, Tower of London. The presence of the ravens is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the Tower; a superstition holds that "If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it.

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I love to see a clever crow hopping about what a lovely bird.

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