Biggest and Smallest Corvids

Most people do not know that there are over 120 species of corvid family of birds—including many jays, choughs and treepies—not just crows, ravens and magpies. Well, I was not certain where to begin with this fascinating family of birds so I decided to start with telling you the biggest and the smallest amongst them.

The largest corvids are the Common Raven (Corvus corax) and the Thick-billed Raven (Corvus crassirostris), both of which regularly exceed 1400 grams (3 lbs) and 65 cm (26 inches).1

I will do thorough posts about these specific birds in the next couple of days. For now I will share a picture of each.

Dwarf Jay
Dwarf Jay


Common Raven
Common Raven


Thick-billed Raven
Thick-billed Raven

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvidae []