Conservation status: Green
The raven is a big black bird, a member of the crow family. It is massive - the biggest member of the crow family. It is all black with a large bill, and long wings. In flight, it shows a diamond-shaped tail.
Ravens breed mainly in the west and north although they are currently expanding their range eastwards. Most birds are residents, though some birds - especially non-breeders and young birds - wander from their breeding areas but do not travel far.
Raven - in flight
Crows and allies (Corvidae)
Where to see them
Best looked for in upland areas of south-west England, Wales, the north Pennines and Lake District and much of Scotland.
When to see them
All year round.
What they eat
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