Raven Corvus corax L 55-65cm. Our largest passerine. Appreciably bigger than Carrion Crow, with massive bill and shaggy throat. Wary and mostly seen in aerobatic flight; note thick neck and wedge-shaped tail. Typically seen in pairs. Sexes are similar. Adult and juvenile have black plumage with an oily sheen. Voice Utters a loud and deep cronk call. Status Fairly common resident. Distribution has a westerly bias but signs indicate it may be returning to former haunts in central England. Favours rolling, wooded countryside, desolate upland areas, and rugged coasts.
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Raven Corvus corax L 55-65cm. Our largest passerine. Appreciably bigger than Carrion Crow, with massive bill and shaggy throat. Wary and mostly seen in aerobatic flight; note thick neck and wedge-shaped tail. Typically seen in pairs. Sexes are similar. Adult and juvenile have black plumage with an oily sheen. Voice Utters a loud and deep cronk call. Status Fairly common resident. Distribution has a westerly bias but signs indicate it may be returning to former haunts in central England. Favours rolling, wooded countryside, desolate upland areas, and rugged coasts.

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