Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Common Raven
Common Raven - Twentynine Palms, CA
© Tom Benson
Common Raven
Common Raven - Twentynine Palms, CA
© Tom Benson

The Common Raven is a common, year-round resident on campus. It generally occurs individually or in pairs, but occasionally is seen in small flocks (5-6 birds). It is a common breeding resident throughout southern California, especially the deserts, mountains, and foothills, but tends to avoid heavily populated areas.

High Count: 12, Average Count: 2

The Common Raven is entirely black, and can be distinguished from the similar looking American Crow by its larger size, more pointed wings, and wedge-shaped tail.


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