Northern Raven

Corvus corax - Grand Corbeau

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Corvidés

  • Genus
    :

    Corvus

  • Species
    :

    corax

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 69 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 116 à 118 cm.
  • Weight
    : 690 à 1600 g
Longevity

16 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Northern Raven (Corvus corax) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family.

Subspecific information 11 Subspecies

  • Corvus corax principalis (Alaska, Canada. except the sw. , Greenland and n and e USA)
  • Corvus corax sinuatus (sw Canada through wc USA to Mexico and Nicaragua)
  • Corvus corax clarionensis (sw USA and nw Mexico)
  • Corvus corax varius (Iceland and Faroe Is.)
  • Corvus corax corax (nw Europe through c Europe to c Siberia)
  • Corvus corax hispanus (Iberian Pen., Italy and Mediterranean islands)
  • Corvus corax laurencei (Greece, Cyprus and Turkey to w China and n India)
  • Corvus corax tingitanus (n Africa)
  • Corvus corax canariensis (Canary Is.)
  • Corvus corax tibetanus (c Asia)
  • Corvus corax kamtschaticus (w Mongolia, e Siberia, ne China, n Japan and nearby islands)

Foreign names

  • Grand Corbeau,
  • Cuervo grande,
  • Corvo,
  • Kolkrabe,
  • Holló,
  • Raaf,
  • Corvo imperiale comune,
  • Korp,
  • Ravn,
  • krkavec čierny,
  • krkavec velký,
  • Ravn,
  • korppi,
  • corb comú,
  • Hrafn,
  • kruk (zwyczajny),
  • krauklis,
  • krokar,
  • Ворон,
  • ワタリガラス,
  • 渡鸦,
  • 渡鴉,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Grassland : Temperate ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

Illustration

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