03 July, 2012

Australian Raven

Scientific Name: Corvus coronoides

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia where found in woodland and open habitats throughout the eastern half of the country, along the southern coast, and into the southwestern corner.

Field Notes: Large, all black corvid with yellow eye and long hackles around neck. Distinguished from other all-black birds within its range (such as Little Raven) by high-pitched, wailing cry.

Personal Notes: Seen on North Head of Manly, near Sydney.

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