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Corvidae: Crows, Ravens and Magpies Quick Facts

November 18, 2009

I have compiled information regarding the American Crow, Common Raven, and the Common or Black-Billed Magpie in this table.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

In addition, below the table is a great website with audio corvidae vocalizations.


BTW:  Please excuse the table formatting – this is my first table.  Which means the tables will hopefully get better!


Family:  Corvidae

Genus:  Corvus

Mass (Avg)
Length (Avg)
Breeding Interval
Eggs Per Season
Egg Incubation
Time (Avg)
Time to Fledge 
Age of Sexual
Maturity (Avg)
Lifespan (Avg)
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynocos 450 g(15.84 oz) 40 cm(16″) Feb – June 4 – 5(avg 4) 18 days 5-6 wks 2 yrs 6-10 yrs
Common Raven
Corvus corax 1,157 g
(40.73 oz)
69 cm(27.17″) mid-Jan – May 3 – 7(avg 5) 20-25 days 5-7 wks 3 yrs 10-13 yrs
Common Magpie (Black-Billed)  Pica pica 145-210 g(5-7.5 oz) 51 cm(20″) late-Mar – July 5 – 9 18 days 4-5 wks 2 yrs 4-6 yrs

The Raven’s Aviary  has a great audio library of raven, crow and jay vocalizations!


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