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Australian Raven | Corvus coronoides photo
Australian Raven

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Australian Raven | Corvus coronoides photo
Australian Raven

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



AUSTRALIAN RAVEN FACTS

Description
The Australian Raven is a black bird with white eyes in adults. The hackles on the neck (the throat feathers) are longer than in other species of crows. Australian Ravens usually live in pairs. Immatures are similar to adults but have dark eyes.

Other Names
Crow

Size
52cm

Habitat
range of habitats from open farmland, forest, woodland, parks and gardens

Food
insects, small animals, eggs, grain, fruit. Also eats carrion and scraps.

Breeding
builds a large nest in a tree. The nest is made of sticks lined with grass, feathers and other soft material.

Range
eastern, southern and central Australia.

distribution map showing range of Corvus coronoides in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Corvidae
Genus:Corvus
Species:coronoides
Common Name:Australian Raven

Relatives in same Genus
  Little Crow (C. bennetti)
  Little Raven (C. mellori)
  Torresian Crow (C. orru)
  House Crow (C. splendens)
  Forest Raven (C. tasmanicus)