The Classic Raven Pose
The Common Raven (Corvus corax) belongs to a family of birds known as corvids, which also includes crows, jays, magpies as well as others. With intelligence often compared to chimpanzees and dolphins, the corvids are among the most intelligent birds. Some captive ravens have been known to mimic human language better than parrots. They also like to mimic other sounds and have been known to mimic other birds. They are problem solvers, tool users and pranksters. All of which makes them fun to watch.
One early morning while camping, I awoke to what I thought was an open car door chime. After unsuccessfully waiting for the door to close and chime to stop so I could return to sleep, I exited the tent to find that it was a raven making the sound. I'm not sure if I was being pranked, but I was fooled.
Salt Point State Park, California.