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The Wet Woodland Bird Survey


Raven       Corvus corax

Appearance A large crow, all black with a thick, heavy bill and wedge-shaped tail in flight. 
Size: 60-67cm tall
Voice Hollow pruk-pruk.
Habitat Moors, heaths and sea cliffs.
Food Carrion, birds, mammals, eggs, snails and grain.
Breeding Habits 4-6 eggs in large cup-like nest on a ledge or a fork in a tree.  Incubation takes 20-21 days and fledging takes 5-6 weeks. 
1 brood per year; February-March.
Location in Wet Woodland A raven was heard and seen flying over the wet woodland a few times.  There are good trees to nest in nearby and also good food supplies available.


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