Merlin

Chihuahuan Raven Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A large-bodied, thick-necked bird with a heavy, straight bill. The wings are fairly long and often show “fingers” at the tips. The tail is long with a slight wedge or diamond shape.

    Relative Size

    Larger than an American Crow, smaller than a Common Raven.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 18.1-20.9 in (46-53 cm)
      • Weight: 13.4-23.6 oz (380-670 g)
      • Wingspan: 40.9-43.3 in (104-110 cm)