Booderee National Park

Important COVID-19 update

Booderee National Park has a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect visitors, staff and the local community.

For further information on Booderee National Park’s COVID-19 safety measures please refer to the COVID-19 safety webpage and check the entry requirements before visiting Booderee National Park.

Australian raven

Often called a crow, the Australian raven is a large black bird, growing up to 53 centimetres, with a white eye and long feathers under its throat. It is a highly intelligent bird, with some scientists believing it is almost as intelligent as the great apes.

Where

Ravens can be found in any area of the park but are possibly most easily seen around campsites and picnic areas where the cleared areas make it easy to keep an eye out for possible food.

Look for them on the ground or up high, extending their throat feathers or hackles when calling while holding their bodies and heads in a horizontal position.

Feeding

The ravens are mainly carnivorous, feeding on carrion, insects, small reptiles, nestlings, eggs and some seeds and fruit. Ravens typically hunt in pairs.

Breeding

Ravens build a stick nest in a fork high up the tree. Once reaching adulthood, these birds defend their territory from other ravens throughout the year.

Sounds

A wary bird with a slow mournful call - aah-aah-aaaah.