Ravens are excellent fliers, engaging in aerial acrobatics and sometimes soaring to great heights. Flight is often an alternation of wing flapping and gliding and is deceptively fast, as ravens move quickly with seemingly slow wing beats. In courtship flights ravens fly with wingtips touching, and repeatedly dive and tumble together.
There is no mistaking the raucous call of the raven; the
deep, resonant “kaw” or “prruk prruk prruk” is its
trademark. However, the raven can produce an amazing
assortment of sounds: mews, whistles, high-pitched cries,
“glooks,” and dripping water sounds. One study in Alaska
showed ravens have more than 30 distinct vocalizations.