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Chihuahuan Raven

Corvus cryptoleucus

Chihuahuan Raven
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 20 in. (20 cm)
A small relative of the more wide spread Common Raven, the Chihuahuan Raven occurs in the arid grasslands and desert areas of the southwest. Its huge stick nest is usually conspicuously placed on a telephone pole or lone tree. It breeds mid summer at the start of the rains, and during the winter forms huge flocks. It feeds on almost any animal material it encounters, including carrion and garbage. The four-digit banding code is CHRA.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Grasslands
Grasslands

Agricultural
Agricultural

Savanna
Savanna

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