White-necked Raven

The Chihuahuan Raven occurs in the Southwestern and Midwestern United States and northern Mexico, including southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, western Kansas, western Oklahoma, and southern and western Texas.

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The White-necked Raven is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

first-year male White-necked Raven, after having been held captive for about one month while a broken wing was healing, was introduced into an outdoor aviary in Mesilla, New Mexico, in September 1957; there it met five other White-necked Ravens, which had been wing-clipped captives for one to two years. This group of birds had established a working social organization and the introduction of the new bird seemingly disturbed this order. More

The White-necked Raven, Corvus albicollis, is somewhat smaller (50–54 cm in length) than the Common Raven or indeed its nearest relative, the Thick-billed Raven C. crassirostris. It has a much shorter tail and a deeper bill with a white tip that is strongly arched (almost as much as the Thick-billed Raven). Though predominantly black, the throat, breast and neck are a blackish-brown in colour, with a faint purple gloss. There is a large patch of white feathers on the back of the lower neck. More

was formerly known as the American White-necked Raven, and has the proportions of a Common Raven with a heavy bill, but is about the same size as a Carrion Crow, or slightly larger (44–51 cm/17–20 in in length) than the American Crow. The plumage is all-black with a rich purple-blue gloss in good light. The nasal bristles extend farther down the top of the bill than in any other Corvus species to about two-thirds the length. More

Distribution of White-necked raven in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Food It is a highly adaptable feeder, eating a variety of insects, birds, small mammals, reptiles and fruit, among other things. More

White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis = * Home Expand Log in Menu item Register Menu item Log out Menu item Change login details Menu item Why register? Expand UK & Ireland Menu item Birding sites More

The white-necked raven is smaller than the American raven, but larger than any of the crows; it has a relatively shorter and deeper bill than the larger raven; and it derives its name from the fact that the feathers of the neck and upper breast are pure white for at least their basal half. More

Aspects of the topic white-necked raven are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * habitat and plumage (in raven (bird)) ...it reaches a length of up to 66 cm (26 inches) and has a wingspan of more than 1.3 metres (4 feet). (Some magpies and the lyrebird exceed the raven in length, but their bodies are smaller.) In the white-necked raven (C. More

White-necked Ravens are also quite common near Ngulia in Tsavo National Park. More

White-necked raven (Corvus albicollis) at Horombo huts (3720 m). Uploaded by: tomekandjola 0 Favorites Currently rated 9.8 with 13 votes. Sign in or register to rate photos and to add them to your favorites. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Corvidae
Genus : Corvus
Species : cryptoleucus
Authority : Couch, 1854