Brown-necked Raven (Corvus ruficollis) - HBW 14, p. 637
French: Corbeau brun
Spanish: Cuervo Desertícola
Other common names: Desert Raven
Taxonomy: Corvus ruficollis Lesson, 1831, Santiago, Cape Verde Islands.
Forms a superspecies with C. albus and C. edithae; often treated as conspecific with latter, but that is probably closer to C. albus (with which it regularly hybridizes). Isolated population on Socotra (consisting of birds of relatively large size) possibly worthy of subspecific status. Monotypic.
Distribution: Desert regions of C Asia, N Africa and Middle East: S & C Kazakhstan S in plains to Turkmenistan and probably SW Tajikistan; Cape Verde Is; from S Morocco, Algeria (except N) and S Tunisia S to Mauritania and N Senegal, E to Libya (except N), N Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, N Nigeria, C Chad, Egypt (including Sinai) and N & C Sudan; E Israel and W Jordan S throughout Arabian Peninsula, E through SE Syria, C & S Iraq and S & E Iran to SW Pakistan (Makran coast) and plains of N Afghanistan (probably also extreme SW Afghanistan, in Seistan); Socotra I (off NE Somalia).
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Brown-necked Ravens are eating near Mehran River, Kookherd, Iran Locality Kookherd District, Bastak County, Hormozgān Province, Iran
Ghaffar 18 June 2014 1 year ago 34 sec 4
A bird flying against the wind. Locality Takum Desert, Almaty City, Kazakhstan (Monotypic species)
herve jacob 16 May 2013 2 years ago 57 sec 3.8
A bird circling overhead Locality Erg Chebbi, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 4 March 2010 5 years ago 20 sec 3.5
A perched bird Locality Dakhla, Western Sahara (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 1 February 2010 4 years ago 7 sec 3.4
A bird on the ground Locality Wadi Rum, Jordan (Monotypic species)
Christian Dortu 31 March 2004 11 years ago 24 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 14 photos
Adult bird on a stone in the desert
Locality Cape Verde
Georges Olioso 2 November 2014 41 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Ksar Ghilane, Kebili Governorate, Tunisia
Marco Valentini 29 December 2011 3 years ago 4.2
Locality Kuwait (Monotypic species)
Omar Alshaheen 14 December 2012 43 weeks ago 4
A bird flying over the desert
Locality Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Jose Ramon 1 March 2010 1 year ago 4
A bird flying.
Locality Dhofar Governorate, Oman (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 4 January 2011 3 years ago 4
A bird in the ground.
Locality Erg Chebbi, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (Monotypic species)
Dc.Owl 22 December 2009 5 years ago 4
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