In the First Bird Species Named post, you found out that it was the Raven that was sent out first from the Ark. He never came back in, but may have landed on it now and then. The Raven family has a very resourceful way of finding and collecting food and objects.
Today there are several species in the Raven family (Covidae). Of course, not all of those species were on the Ark. They spread out and reproduced after their kind. “every raven after its kind,” (Lev 11:15)
Compare the Common Raven and the Chihuahuan Raven
and compare the Common Raven and the American Crow.
All of these birds belong to the Covid family and Dr. Johnson posted a great article that covers this family.
As was pointed out in that article, how the ravens came and fed Elijah. They brought him bread and flesh. (I Kings 17:6) But where do the Ravens get their food? (Job 38:41)
Much has been written about these interesting birds here over the years. Here are some of the links to help you find out more about the Ravens and their kind:
Other articles about the Raven:
- Birds of the Bible – Ravens, Raven I, Raven II
- What is a Raven – 10,000 Birds
- Corvidae – Crows, Jays, Ravens Family
- Common Raven – All About Birds
- Raven – Wikipedia
- Corvidae – Wikipedia
- 10 Amazing Facts about Ravens – Softpedia
Also check out articles by our various writers:
For younger readers:
- Bible Birds
- Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Raven
- The Raven and the Old Woman’s Garden – by Emma Foster
All Birds of the Bible section