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Common Raven

(Corvus corax)
Alternate name(s): "Northern Raven"
German name(s): "Kolkrabe", "Rabe"

Size: 54-67 cm; wing span 1.15-1.3 m
Weight: 1.0-1.5 kg

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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 Common Raven at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "corax"

Lateral view of a Common Raven in grassland on dunes on the Baltic coastline (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Fehmarn, Germany, April 2016]

Dorsal view of a Common Raven (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Near Matrei, Osttirol, Austria, July 2017]

Race "canariensis"

Near-dorsal view of a Common Raven; note the brown tint typical of this race (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[March 2017]

Food, Diet

Like all corvids, Common Ravens are opportunistic omnivores.

Near-dorsal view of a Common Raven carrying a walnut, still with its fleshy outer parts attached; a comparison with the size of the nut, ca. 40-50 mm, illustrates the size of the bird and of its massive bill (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Near Rüdesheim, Hessen, Germany, November 2016]

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