Common Raven

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 30 June 2008
Scientific Name
Corvus corax
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Corvus
  • C. corax
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
22 to 27 inches
24 to 56.7 ounces


International Names

Chinese (汉语) 渡鸦
Czech (Cesky) Krakovec Velký
Danish (Dansk) Ravn
Dutch (Nederlands) Raaf
Finnish (Suomi) Korppi
French (Français) Grand Corbeau
German (Deutsch) Kolkrabe
Italian (Italiano) Corvo Imperiale
Japanese (日本語) ワタリガラス (Watarigarasu)
Korean (한국어) 도래까마귀 (Doraekkamagwi)
Norwegian (Norsk) Ravn
Polish (Polski) Kruk
Russian (русский язык) Ворон
Spanish (Español) Cuervo Común
Swedish (Svenska) Korp
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