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Common Raven

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About the Common Raven

Also known as: Northern Raven

The Common Raven is an all-black bird from the crow family and is widespread across the northern hemisphere. Common Ravens live about 10 to 15 years in the wild although some have been recorded to reach 40 years. They have remarkable problem-solving skills and are considered highly intelligent. Common Ravens usually travel in pairs, although young birds may form flocks.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 30 June 2008
Scientific Name Corvus corax
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Corvus
  • C. corax
Birdorable Family Corvids, Shrikes & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
22 to 27 inches
24 to 56.7 ounces
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia South Asia North Africa North America Central America United States (West) United States (East) Arctic

International Names

  • 渡鸦 (Chinese)
  • Krakovec Velký (Czech)
  • Ravn (Danish)
  • Raaf (Dutch)
  • Korppi (Finnish)
  • Grand Corbeau (French)
  • Kolkrabe (German)
  • Corvo Imperiale (Italian)
  • ワタリガラス (Watarigarasu) (Japanese)
  • 도래까마귀 (Doraekkamagwi) (Korean)
  • Ravn (Norwegian)
  • Kruk (Polish)
  • Ворон (Russian)
  • Cuervo Común (Spanish)
  • Korp (Swedish)

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