Forest Raven (Corvus tasmanicus) eating the remains of a Tasmanian Nativehen (Gallinula mortierii) after it was hit by a car, Collinsvale, Tasmania
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FOREST RAVEN FACTS
The Forest Raven is similar to the Australian Raven and can be difficult to distinguish where range overlaps on the mainland. The Forest Raven is the only crow found in Tasmania. The bird is black with a white eye. The throat hackles are shorter than the Australian Raven. Juveniles are similar to adults with blue eye, younger birds have brown eyes.
various treed habitats including forest, woodland, farmland, towns
omnivorous including insects, worms, carrion, fruit, seeds
The nest is a bowl shaped made of twigs lined with wool, grass, bark, feathers. The female lays four to six eggs.
The Forest Raven is fond in north east New South Wales, southern Victoria, south east South Australia and Tasmania
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Little Crow (C. bennetti)
Australian Raven (C. coronoides)
Little Raven (C. mellori)
Torresian Crow (C. orru)
House Crow (C. splendens)