Common Raven

(Corvus corax)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
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N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
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not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

21 to 26in length

45 to 51wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
  American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) is much smaller, about the size of a rock pigeon. The bill is shorter and thinner and there is no tuft of hair on top. In flight the wings are shorter blunt, and splayed; and the tail is broadly rounded. They do not soar when flying. The call is higher-pitched and piercing.  
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Coniferous and mixed forests and woodlands, townsites, campsites, landfills

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon to occasionally common resident, rare migrant

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Passeriformes (perching birds)  
 

Family

Corvidae (crows, jays, and magpies)  
 

Genus

Corvus (crows and ravens)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Canarian Common Raven (Corvus corax canariensis)

Common Raven (Corvus corax clarionensis)

Hispanic Common Raven (Corvus corax hispanus)

Icelandic Raven (Corvus corax varius)

Kamchatkan Raven (Corvus corax kamtschaticus)

North African Raven (Corvus corax tingitanus)

North Eurasian Raven (Corvus corax corax)

Northern Raven (Corvus corax principalis)

Punjab Common Raven (Corvus corax subcorax)

South Eurasian Common Raven (Corvus corax laurencei)

Tibetan Raven (Corvus corax tibetanus)

Western Raven (Corvus corax sinuatus)

 
       
 

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  Common Raven [Corvus Corax]
Dec 28, 2020
 
   
 
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In this video, we take a look at the common raven.

   
       
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Uploaded on Jul 29, 2011

A Common Raven calls from atop a snag at Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

   
       

 

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