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  • Australian Raven

  • Corvus coronoides
  • Australian Ravens are black with white eyes in adults. The feathers on the throat (hackles) are longer than in other species, and a bird tends to extend these when calling, while holding its head and body in a horizontal position. Australian Ravens are usually seen in pairs. Another aid to identification of this species is the absence of wing-flicking while calling. Young birds resemble the adults, but have dark eyes, shorter throat hackles and often the presence of a pink, fleshy gape. This species is sometimes incorrectly called a crow. Long wailing call.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=420
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=420&p=11
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Australian Raven

  • Australian Ravens are black with white eyes in adults. The feathers on the throat (hackles) are longer than in other species, and a bird tends to extend these when calling, while holding its head and body in a horizontal position. Australian Ravens are usually seen in pairs. Another aid to identification of this species is the absence of wing-flicking while calling. Young birds resemble the adults, but have dark eyes, shorter throat hackles and often the presence of a pink, fleshy gape. This species is sometimes incorrectly called a crow. Long wailing call.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Corvus coronoides
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 930
  • Size
  • 52cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • The criers
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=420&p=11
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=420
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/australian-raven