Crow Vs. Raven. A raven may weigh four times as much as a crow.

This could be an evolutionary adaptation because they tend to soar higher and longer with less wing beats than Crows.

SIZE ♦ The crows are about 18 inches tall and weigh about 20 oz.

The tail of the crow spreads into a fan-like structure while the tail of the raven spreads into a wedge shape. ♦ They are the size of a pigeon. Ravens are of larger size and weigh 40 Oz approx. During flight, the spreading of the tail can distinguish the crow and raven apart. It curves about halfway to the tip. Ravens are larger. Crows usually hang out in larger groups. But a raven has longer middle feathers in its tail, so it looks more like a wedge or a triangle. Next, try to get a look at the bird’s tail. If you can, study the tail as the bird flies overhead.

Crow. Crows give a cawing sound, but ravens produce a lower croaking sound. Crows are of smaller size and weight 20 Oz approx. Another clue is to listen closely to the birds’ calls. There is bunch or cluster of hairs on the top of their beak which can be used as their identification mark regarding differentiating with crows.

The bill is moderately large, but comparatively smaller than a raven. It has no hair on it. Ravens (seen right here) often travel in pairs, while crows (left) are seen in larger groups.. A crow's tail is shaped like a fan, while the raven's tail appears wedge-shaped.. Another clue is to listen closely to the birds' calls. ♦ They are the size of red-tailed hawks. The raven has about a 3.5 to 4 feet wingspan and is approximately 24-27 inches from head to tail. The evenness of the crow's feathers contributes to the fan-like tail opening whereas the raven's longer middle feathers contribute to the wedge shape. Crows give a cawing sound, but ravens produce a lower croaking sound. They are almost equal the size of a red tail hawk. Speaking of tail feathers, Common Raven’s primary wing feathers are longer than those of a crow. Raven. A crow’s tail feathers are basically all the same length, so its tail opens like a fan. Raven possess a powerful and bigger beak than crows. And they often travel in pairs.

Sounds and calls . Another interesting difference as it relates to flight is that Crows will travel in large groups referred to as “cauldrons” or “murders”. Ravens are about 2.5 times bigger in size then crows.

The crow is smaller, with a 2.5 feet wingspan and a length of about 17 inches. ♦ They are more than 25 inches tall and weigh about 40 oz. BILL. Crow vs. Raven. Key Differences between Crow and Raven. A crow’s tail is shaped like a fan, while the raven’s tail appears wedge- or diamond-shaped.