Common Raven – Карельский зоопарк

Common Raven

Class: Birds

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

Weight: 0.8 – 1.6 kg

Height: approximately 30 cm

Body length: 60 – 70 cm

Coloration: Entire body is uniformly black

Age of sexual maturity: Sexual maturity is reached by the end of the 2nd or 3rd year of life

Incubation period: Incubation lasts 20 – 25 days

Lifespan: Up to 23 years

Habitat range: The raven is found almost throughout the Holarctic, occasionally reaching tropical latitudes. In northern Eurasia, it is absent only on the Taymyr Peninsula, Yamal Peninsula, and Gydan Peninsula, as well as on most islands of the Arctic Ocean.

Diet: Ravens are omnivores and adapted to finding various food sources, including carrion, insects, grains, berries, fruits, small animals, nesting birds, and human food waste.

Did you know?

  • The raven is considered one of the most intelligent birds. Scientists have confirmed that ravens possess advanced intelligence.
  • Ravens can mimic other sounds and remember words.