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Forest Raven

(Corvus tasmanicus)
Alternate name(s): "Tasmanian Raven"; race "boreus": "Relict Raven"
Size: 52-54 cm; wing span 0.9-1.15 m
Weight: 500-770 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Forest Raven at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "tasmanicus"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Near-frontal view of a Forest Raven (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Peter Merrill Reserve, near Kingston, TAS, April 2021]

Near-lateral view of a Forest Raven (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Peter Merrill Reserve, near Kingston, TAS, April 2021]

Lateral view of a Forest Raven (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Peter Merrill Reserve, near Kingston, TAS, April 2021]

Lateral view of a Forest Raven issuing its call (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Peter Merrill Reserve, near Kingston, TAS, April 2021]

Near-dorsal view of a Forest Raven (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Direct comparison of a Forest Raven, back, with a Grey Currawong, front (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Near Peter Merrill Reserve, near Kingston, TAS, March 2016]

Race "boreus"

No photos available yet, but we have recorded the calls of a Forest Raven, race "boreus".

Food, Diet

Like all corvids, Forest Ravens are omnivores.

Near-lateral view of a Forest Raven with its prey, a grub (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Peter Merrill Reserve, near Kingston, TAS, April 2021]

Lateral view of a Forest Raven prying prey out of a dead branch (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Peter Merrill Reserve, near Kingston, TAS, April 2021]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

forravn_20150328.m4a boreus
(Dorrigo NP, NSW)
Contact calls © MD
forravn_20150328_2.m4a boreus
(Dorrigo NP)
? © MD

More Forest Raven sound recordings are available at xeno-canto.org .

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