Common Raven – Tikani

Name: Tikani – Male

Species: Common Raven

Liberty Arrival: Nestling 2018/Nestling

Injury/Condition: Left wing injury

Tikani was found on the ground and brought to Liberty as a nestling. He had an injury to his left wing in the humerus and radius ulna (bones that form the elbow of the wing) that resulted in the wing being twisted 180 degrees. Radiographs of the wing showed that surgery was not an option. The injury left Tikani with limited flight ability, suggesting that it would be difficult for him to survive in the wild.

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.