A raven is one of several larger-bodied members of the genus Corvus. Most have black plumage and large beaks but their plumage can differ slightly in some species. Most species have dark brown irises but a few in Australia have white irises. The largest raven species are the Common raven and the Thick-billed raven. The smallest species are the Little raven, Fan-tailed raven and Chihuahuan raven. There are 4 larger species, 5 smaller species, 2 extinct species and 1 known extinct subspecies.
Larger species are:
- Corvus albicollis – white-necked raven
- Corvus corax – common raven
- Corvus crassirostris – thick-billed raven
- Corvus ruficollis – brown-necked raven
Smaller species are:
- Corvus coronoides - Australian raven
- Corvus cryptoleucus - Chihuahuan raven
- Corvus mellori - Little raven
- Corvus rhipidurus - Fan-tailed raven
- Corvus tasmanicus - Forest raven
- †Corvus moriorum – Chatham raven
- †Corvus antipodum – New Zealand raven
- †Corvus corax varius morpha leucophaeus - Pied raven
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