Fan-tailed Raven

The Fan-tailed Raven is completely black including bill, legs and feet and the plumage has a purplish-blue gloss in good light. Worn plumage is slightly coppery-brown. The base of the feathers on the upper neck are white and only seen if the bird is inspected or a strong gust blows them the wrong way. The throat hackles are shorter than in most other ravens.

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

A Fan-tailed Raven with a piece of pita Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Corvidae Genus: Corvus Species: C. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Fan-tailed Raven is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Corvidae
Genus : Corvus
Species : rhipidurus
Authority : Hartert, 1918