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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 & Statistics
The Common Raven is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2014 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.