Australian RavenScientific name: Corvus coronoides

Meaning of name: Corvus is Latin for crow. Coronoides is from the Greek words corone, meaning raven, and –oides, meaning like.

Aboriginal name: Wodang (wore’dang).

Distribution: Widespread in the south-west, south and eastern Australia.

Description: Up to 50cm long with a 100cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 375 km. The oldest bird recorded was recovered 12 years 5.6 months after being banded (information as at 23 June 2012).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme