The common raven is widespread throughout the Northern Hemisphere, in North America, Europe, Asia, and the very northern edge of Africa. Their preferred habitats are woodlands with open space nearby, or on the coast. They are also found in urban city areas.
The raven has few natural predators, but its eggs are eaten by owls, eagles, and mammals.
Ravens are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and animals, and are known to eat just about anything they can find. They prey on rodents and other small animals, but are also scavengers, eating carrion (dead animals).
Ravens are some of the most intelligent species among birds. Their brain is one of the largest of all birds. Ravens have shown remarkable communication and problem-solving abilities. They are also known to engage in play, purely for fun, and are one of the few species to make their own toys by breaking twigs off of plants and playing with them.