common raven (Corvus corax)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 21 inches
Entirely black plumage
Larger than crows
Relatively short legs
Crows are smaller, have squared-off tails and different calls. Chihuahuan
raven similar but smaller with somewhat different calls and occupies
more arid habitats.
Migration Status: Permanent resident
Breeding Habitat: N/A
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 3-7
Length of Incubation: 18-21 days
Days to Fledge: 38-44
Number of Broods: 1
Diet: Primarily carrion; lesser quantities of reptiles or amphibians,
eggs, insects, plant matter
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November U
Winter: December, January, February U
Crooked Run Valley