Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides) - HBW 14, p. 633
French: Corbeau d'Australie
Spanish: Cuervo Australiano
Taxonomy: Corvus Coronoides Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
Much early confusion over correct specific name of this species; originally called C. australis, but identity and provenance of type specimen were suspect and the name was preoccupied; as a consequence, was named C. marianae, but that name is a synonym for the earlier C. coronoides, which takes priority. Purported taxon difficilis was based on an aberrant, immature specimen of present species and is invalid. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- perplexus Mathews, 1912 - SW Australia.
- coronoides Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 - E & SE Australia, including some major offshore islands (e.g. Kangaroo I, in South Australia).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 17 videos
A bird foraging on the ground. Other Australian Ravens can be heard calling in the background. Locality The Pinnacle Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stephen Wallace 13 March 2012 4 years ago 49 sec 5
A bird perched on a fence and flying away. Locality Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia (ssp perplexus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 15 August 2014 40 weeks ago 15 sec 4.7
An adult (white eye) walking along the edge of a lake. Locality Herdsman Lake, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (ssp perplexus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 10 August 2014 40 weeks ago 12 sec 4.6
bird having a bath Locality Kings Park Botanic Gardens, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (ssp perplexus)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 15 August 2015 32 weeks ago 37 sec 4.5
Adults in a tree. Other Australian Ravens calling in the background. Locality Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stephen Wallace 13 March 2012 4 years ago 49 sec 4.5
calling from tree top, with others replying Locality Birdsville, Queensland, Australia (ssp coronoides)
Martin Kennewell 1 December 2013 2 years ago 38 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 44 photos
Australian raven with cicada.
Locality Callum Brae, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 28 November 2014 1 year ago 5
One adult on a bush
Locality Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Rémi Bigonneau 24 May 2015 1 year ago 4.5
Gorging on road-killed Western Grey Kangaroo on the Eyre Highway, after the dominant wedge-tailed eagle had been frightened off
Locality Mundrabilla, Western Australia, Australia
Ian Barker 27 August 2015 43 weeks ago 4.3
Portrait of an adult bird.
Locality Herdsman Lake, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Nicholas Tomney 25 October 2013 2 years ago 4.3
Looking smug, having just consumed an egg, a seemingly messy job
Locality Thevenard, Ceduna, South Australia, Australia
Ian Barker 30 August 2015 42 weeks ago 4.2
Australian Raven close up
Locality Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
David Taylor 1 January 2007 6 years ago 4.2
Calls by several individuals. Locality The Pinnacle Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stephen Wallace 13 March 2012 3 years ago 5
A flock of birds calling in a suburban park. Locality Eleebana, New South Wales, Australia
Nick Talbot 22 December 2014 1 year ago 0
A group of birds calling. Some far away and one close. Locality New Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Nick Talbot 24 December 2012 3 years ago 0