Bird Word: Corvids

  • Corvids: birds that belong to the crow or raven family of birds

Crows and ravens, members of the corvid family of birds, are a common species in much of the world. In fact, this family of birds is found throughout the world except the polar caps and the very tip of South America. According to the Wikipedia article this family also includes rook, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies and nutcrackers. It claims that there are over 120 different species of corvids in total.

In Australia the members of this family include:

  • Australian Raven
  • Little Raven
  • Little Crow
  • Forest Raven
  • Torresian Crow
Little Raven

Little Raven

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  • Ravens v Choughs – fights between the White Winged Choughs and the Little Ravens in our garden.
  • Clever Crows – the may be cunning, they may be annoying, but they really are clever.

7 Responses to “Bird Word: Corvids”

  1. […] any birds for most of the day. As soon as the rain stopped, the birds started calling again. The Little Ravens were the first to call, followed closely by the Magpie Larks, New Holland Honeyeaters and the […]

  2. we have got a crow that is sooping popele when they walk past why are they doing it i never hard of a crow doing this ever it just trage that all we will like to find out why

  3. Trevor says:

    Hi Claire,

    The crow probably has a nest nearby and is just protecting the eggs or the nestlings. This is quite normal and will probably stop once the little ones are out of the nest and have flown away.

  4. […] the Logistics Working Group think to first liaise over this with the Spelling Working Group or the Corvid Working Group? Come on, people! And now some further reflection: On Sunday night and Monday during […]

  5. […] Corvid family of birds Pied Crows, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Pied Crows, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Yellow-billed Kite and Pied Crows, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tags: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Pied crows, Yellow-billed Kites Next: Yellow-billed Kites, Addis Ababa » « Prev: Abdim’s Stork, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia     […]

  6. jackson says:

    we only have the australian raven in warrnambool

  7. […] be. This is a well established fact and people around the world have witnessed how intelligent the corvid family can be. In fact, if you do a search for videos of these birds using tools you will find many […]

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