Raven, Corvus corax - animals.worldmy.info

Go to content

Main menu

Raven, Corvus corax

Classification of birds > Passerine Order

Raven, Corvus corax. Resident (some winter visitors) mainly in highland areas; rare east of Sevem-Humber line. Frequents hilly country with crags, quarries, woods; also sea-cliffs and rocky islands.
DESCRIPTION: 28 inches. Sexes alike. Biggest "crow": long powerful bill and ruffed feathers of throat distinguish from 3. In flight shows tapered wedge-tail, wings and body more elongated than 3.
VOICE: Usual call deep double croak (cronk). In spring, vocabulary of metallic notes, usually uttered on wing.
HABITS: Walks or hops clumsily. Normal flight by slow purposeful beats or soaring, but aerobatics in spring include corkscrew dives. Forms small flocks at times and roosts socially in winter.

Raven, Corvus corax
Raven, Corvus corax
Back to content | Back to main menu