Raven in decomposer diorama, CN=1-2-5705

Common Raven


Collection: Zoology

Catalogue Number: 1-2-5705

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

Scientific Name: Corvus corax

Common Name: Common Raven

Location: Boreal Forest Gallery

Specimen Nature: Mount


Product Description

Ravens are a very under-appreciated bird.  Since they are not brightly coloured, and do not have a particularly melodious call, ravens are not always well-loved by humans. Although they prefer wooded areas, ravens can also do well in locations dominated by people. They are widely distributed in the northern hemisphere, and can live for up to 20 years in the wild. Adult birds may weigh over a kilogram, and mate for life. As an omnivore, their diet is quite varied. Ravens are predators of small birds and mammals, but also scavenge, and feed on dead animal carcasses. This, combined with their intelligence means they can survive in a wide variety of habitats. Birds will often work together to acquire food, and may also hide food, sometimes from each other! These large birds are also clever mimics, and can even be trained to imitate human words.

$100 adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Opportunity to share personal story or description of what the specimen means to you
  • Tax receipt for $100