Class: Aves. All birds are members of this class, whether they fly or not. Feathers and beaks. Sorry, we humans belong to Class Mammalia
Order: Passeriformes. Commonly called the 'songbirds', these are the 'perching' birds... the ones most people think of when they think of birds.
Genus: Corvus. This is the classification especially for ravens and crows. Within this genus are different species of both, but their scientific names all start with 'Corvus'.
Eva: Who takes care of you and the others in the flock?
Cedric: The Ravenmaster, also known as a Yeoman Warder. He makes sure we are fed, our cages cleaned and we have all day to do as we please on the grounds. At dusk we return to our mews, usually without protests since at night there are the dangers of fox and cats. After all our wings are clipped so there is no escape.
C: The post of Ravenmaster only goes back about 40 years. Before that, they were called Yeoman Quartermasters. We have always lived in and around the Tower of London. Our free cousins laugh at us because we are never too far. Even during battles. Humans worry too much, though we don’t mind war too much because it means more meat.
E: How many ravens are there in your flock?