Australian Raven

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©Bob Winters

Corvus coronoides


Large raven, up to 52 cm. Black bill. Sturdy black or grey-black legs and feet.


Details
Type
Bird
Group
Animals
Raven
Biology

Nest is large and untidy. It is a bowl or platform of sticks, lined with grasses, bark or feathers. Both sexes build the nest and feed the young. The female incubates the eggs. Only one brood is raised per year. They are usually seen in pairs.

Distinctive Markings

Black body. White eyes. The feathers on the throat (hackles) are longer than in other species.

Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Corvidae
Genus
Corvus
Species
coronoides

There are three species of raven in Australia, and three crows. Ravens are generally bigger than crows, but other differences (e.g. range, calls) are more reliable for identifying which species is which.


Interesting Facts
Diet

Omnivore. Feeds on insects and carrion (dead animals).

Habitat

Found in all habitat types, with the exception of arid areas.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Audio
Sounds
The territorial call is a slow, rather high "ah-ah-ah-aaaah" with the last note drawn out.