Illustration from Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia/Corbis
Corvus corax sinuatus
Subspecies of Common Raven
March 3, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
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).
Deep, varied, guttural croaking; a hollow wonk-wonk.
Coniferous forests and rocky coasts; in West also in deserts and arid mountains.
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.
In most of its range, the common raven is common only in wilderness areas.