Little Raven

Did you know?

Agressively defends small territory around nest.

Calls
Gutteral kar kar kar kar kar and ark ark ark ark.
Facts and Figures
Research Species: 
No
Minimum Size: 
48cm
Maximum Size: 
52cm
Average size: 
49cm
Average weight: 
530g
Breeding season: 
May-Dec
Clutch Size: 
1-6
Incubation: 
19 days
Nestling Period: 
35 days
39 days
Conservation Status
Federal: 
NSW: 
SA: 
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Associated Plants
Plants associated with this species
Basic Information
Scientific Name: 
Atlas Number: 
954
What does it look like?
Description: 

Smaller than Forest and Australian Crow, short stubby bill, and neck. Hackles fairly long and noticible when calling. Heavily feathered legs. Entirely black with white eye. Bill, legs and feet black.

Where does it live?
Distribution: 

Mostly in or west of Great Dividing Range and King Island. Usually south of Sydney to Victoria and across to South Australia.

Habitat: 

Highly variabile, grassland, open habitats, pastures. Roosting in nearby dry open woodlands.

Seasonal movements: 

Sedentary for 3 months while breeding. After fledging joins large flock and can either remain in area or travel widely within range.

What does it do?
Feeding: 

Omnivorous, insects, small birds, eggs, nestlings, carrion, occasionally seeds and fruit.

Breeding: 

Eggs laid  May - Dec. Large nests of sticks, built by both, and feeding young is shared. Often breed in colonies…widely spread. 

Living with us

Often gathers where humans are making food abundant. Breeding habitats reduced by land clearing.

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