The largest of the crow family, intelligent, crafty, courageous and long-lived, inhabiting wild hill-country and coastal cliffs in Britain. It feeds chiefly on carrion. It is a master of the air and can spiral and turn completely on to its back while flying. The nest is built on a cliff face, either inland or by the sea, and is a strong structure of heather twigs and roots lined with grass and wool.
Any bird which approaches the nest is at once attacked and often, there are clashes with other birds which nest in similar situations. The raven is always the master.