Everybody probably know this but I don't. So
"Ravens are remarkable birds. And while not dismissing their cousin crows as the boring wallflowers of the party, ravens have a story of their own that’s worth knowing."
"Smaller" is relative; crows gather all around my place and I can't tell if their bills are long or short.
"The feather tufts at the neck and wedge-shaped tail feathers in flight also differentiate it from a crow."
Now that is helpful information, I shall look for tufts.
"So will its distinctive vocalizations, which include an assortment of low quorks, knocks, and mumbles."
Jeeze, my crows/ravens make all sorts of sounds. Here goes a Google search for Crow and Raven sounds.
OK, my crows never make this sound.
OK Steph, how do you tell the difference?
I like whatever that black bird is that likes to visit with me in the morning. I still don't know if it is a crow or raven. Guess I have to get up close and personal.
This blackbird with a lovely song would be a nice addition to a garden. I wonder if there are any in the USA?