They’re in perfect harmony ❤️
Ravens are thought to be monogamous birds, with only one partner throughout their lives. Their love endures despite the passage of time.
Simply ask Ryan Lumley. He recently witnessed firsthand a raven couple’s breathtaking display of love.
Lumley and a friend were walking near a cliff overlooking the ocean one evening when something caught their eye. There were two ravens in the clear sky above them, but they were doing more than just flying.
They were swaying.
As onlookers watched, the two birds soared in perfect harmony, rising, diving, and pirouetting in majestic harmony.
Here’s a video of that moment:
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Of course, it’s impossible to say how long the two birds Lumley witnessed have been together, but behavior like this is thought to be common in both old and new pairings.
“[A] pair of ravens exhibits behaviors that strengthen their relationship, or ‘pair bond,’ in the same way that a human couple sometimes has to work to maintain their attachment,” Ellen Blackstone of BirdNote.org wrote. “A pair of ravens may soar wingtip to wingtip, swooping in unison, tumbling through the sky at any time of year.”
In short, they dance to keep their lifelong loves alive — and it’s a lovely dance.