Photo: Raven in profile

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common raven

credit: Donald Quintana

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This beautiful black bird was photographed in Nome, Alaska. Our photo contributor Donald Quintana writes: “I keep thinking I should photograph them more often. They are smart, thinking birds.”

He’s right. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the common raven has been shown to solve an impressive number of difficult problems.

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