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Little Raven

(Corvus mellori)
Size: 48-50 cm

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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 Little Raven at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Frontal portrait of a Little Raven
[Near Hawker, SA, March 2008]

Near-lateral portrait of a Little Raven
[Near Hawker, SA, March 2008]

Lateral view of a Little Raven
[Near Hawker, SA, March 2008]

The absence of pronounced hackles, the size of the bill and the shape of the tail all indicate that this bird is a Little Raven
[Near Narrabri, NSW, August 2010]

Based on the relative size of bill vs. head and on the relatively short hackles, we identify this bird as a Little Raven
[August 2008]

More lateral view of the same Little Raven as shown above
[August 2008]

Two Little Ravens in an eucalypt tree
[Near Narrabri, NSW, 2006]


Social behaviour: Communal/roaming Mobility: Sedentary/dispersive Elementary unit: Flock

Food, Diet

Adults: Omnivore Dependents: ? Water intake: Daily?

Like all members of the Corvus family known to us, Little Ravens are omnivores and scavengers.

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