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 []