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Common Raven
Common Raven
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus

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Raven is the common name given to several large black birds of the genus Corvus. Other birds in the same genus are the smaller crows, jackdaws, and rooks.

In much of Europe and North America, raven is used as a synonym for the widespread Common Raven, and much of the literature and culture surrounding ravens refers to that species.

Two ravens feature prominently on the crest of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Raven species include:

  • Common Raven (C. corax)
  • Australian Raven (C. coronoides)
  • Forest Raven (C. tasmanicus)
  • Little Raven (C. mellori)
  • Thick-billed Raven (C. crassirostris)
  • White-necked Raven (C. albicollis)
  • Brown-necked Raven (C. ruficollis)
  • Chihuahuan Raven (C. cryptoleucos)

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