AnAge entry for Corvus corax

Classification (HAGRID: 01491)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Passeriformes
                Family: Corvidae
                    Genus: Corvus
Species
Corvus corax
Common name
Raven

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
69 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 450
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One captive specimen reportedly survived to 69 years of age [0062]. The lifespan of ravens in captivity, however, could be above 70 years with one anecdotal report of one raven living up to 80 years of age in captivity. In the wild, most ravens are short-lived with the record being held by a 21.9 year-old individual [0450].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,095 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Incubation
19 days
Clutch size
5 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
25 g
Adult weight
1,041 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
5.5656 W
Body mass
1203.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004626 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179725
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 56781
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