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American Raven

Corvus corax sinuatus

Subspecies of Common Raven



First Noted by Expedition
March 3, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
 

Description
Similar to the American crow but larger, with heavier bill and wedge-shaped tail. At rest, throat appears shaggy because of long, lance-shaped feathers. Often soars like a hawk. Length: 21-27 in (53-69 cm).
 

Voice
Deep, varied, guttural croaking; a hollow wonk-wonk.
 

Habitat
Coniferous forests and rocky coasts; in West also in deserts and arid mountains.
 

Range
Resident from Aleutians, northern Alaska and northern Canada south throughout western United States and to Minnesota, Great Lakes, and northern New England; in Appalachians to northwestern Georgia.
 

Note
In most of its range, the common raven is common only in wilderness areas.

Species information from enature.com
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