Common Raven

Other Names: Northern Raven

Distribution: throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

Raven distribution range map

Description:

Size: 54-67 cm in length with a 115-130 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Entirely black with a heavy bill and wedge-shaped tail. At rest, the throat appears shaggy because of long, lance-shaped feathers. The legs and eyes are black.

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Common Raven

Common Raven

Bill Shape
all-purpose
long billed
Eats
peanuts
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
greenland
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
broad-wings
Action
hopping
Behavior
forays
jerks
Markings
eye
head
plain
tailstripes
Sounds
buzzing
harsh call
harsh song
Location
high perching
low perching
south in summer
Habitat
aerial
agricultural
cliffs or boulders
fir forest
riparianorriverforest
savanna
coasts
mountains
Deserts
Forests
Urban
Color
black
blackandwhite
Body Shape
perching
Size
large
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
jays, magpies and crows - corvidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species