Common Raven – Clarence

Name: Clarence – Male

Species: Common Raven

Liberty Arrival: Fall 2009/Adult

Injury/Condition: Imprint

Clarence showed signs of being imprinted when he first arrived at Liberty Wildlife. He was placed with other ravens but had no interest in associating with them. Liberty personnel determined that he was too dependent on human interaction to be released into the wild, and he became an on-site education bird.

Common Raven Facts

Common ravens occur over most of the Northern Hemisphere in nearly any habitat.  They do well around human habitations including rural and suburban locations.

Life span: Common ravens typically live about 10 to 15 years in the wild although lifespans of up to 40 years in captivity have been recorded.

Prey: Common ravens will eat almost anything they can find including carrion, small animals, eggs, insects, fish, grains, and berries as well as many types of human and pet food.

Babies/Nests: Raven stick nests are built on cliffs, in trees, and on structures such as power-line towers, billboards, and bridges.  Tree nests tend to be in a crotch high in the tree.  The female will lay between 3 and 7 eggs that will hatch in 20 to 25 days and youngsters fledge about 50 days later.