Common Raven

Corvus corax

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Crows and Jays (Corvidae)

Code 4

CORA

Code 6

CORCOR

ITIS

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HEAD

Common Raven Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Light blue in hatchlings; Gray in fledglings; Brown in adults.
  • Head Pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Raven Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 61-66 cm (24-26 in)
  • Weight: 1224 g (43.2 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black with purple sheen.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Raven Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong flight., Soars on thermals and updrafts.
  • Wingspan Range: 117-142 cm (46-56 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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