[AS. hraefen.] (Corvuscorax.) A bird like the crow, but larger, with a croaking voice and thievish habits as regards trinkets and food. It was once plentiful in England, but is now rare. Its color, though apparently black, is a deep blue. Its wings are long and slightly rounded, and its flight steady and rapid. It has a sedate walk, and when carrying off food has a curious hop, and makes use of its wings at the same time. It is wary, but is easily tamed and very sagacious. The raven is found in most parts of the globe, and ranges as far north as Melville Island, it being one of the few birds that brave the cold of an Arctic winter.