Northern Raven (Corvus corax)


Common Raven is jet black in color, between 56 and 69 cm (22 to 27 inches) in length, with recorded weights ranging from 0.69 to 1.63 kg (1.5 to 3.6 pounds). Common Ravens typically live about 10 to 15 years in the wild, although life spans of up to 40 years have been recorded. Young birds may travel in flocks, but later mate for life, with each mated pair defending a territory.

If you hear the call of a Raven or a group of Ravens when hiking in the back country, beware, they often call out when over top of other animals or an animal kill.

(Text information was provided by Alberta Government Resource Development.)

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