Diet: Insects, fruits, seeds, small animals, carrion, food waste
Water: Bird baths and frog ponds
ReWild Benefit: Pest control
Habitat Guide - Shelter
Australian Ravens have adapted incredibly well to urban areas. They are can be a menace to home gardens as they are intelligent, resourceful, and will rummage through anything in search of food or nesting materials. Ravens are also known to harass smaller birds in home gardens.
Australian Ravens build nests high in tree canopies. They build their nests with materials collected around the garden including twigs, bark, grass, fabrics, rubbish, and even pet fur. Growing clumping grasses and groundcovers in the garden can provide natural nesting materials for nesting birds.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
Australian Ravens are generalists and eat insects, fruits, seeds, and other small animals. They often search for food on the ground and will rummage through the undergrowth of shrubs, grasses, leaflitter, or mulch in search of food.
Ravens are cunning birds and exploit unnatural food sources and frequently go through bins in search of food. Offering backyard wildlife food is not recommended.
Providing sources of water
Australian Ravens prefer to live near water and frequently visit bird baths to drink and bathe. Ravens can be a menace to frog ponds where they hunt for frogs, fish, and other wildlife.
Australian Ravens provide several ecosystem services. They help to control pest species within the ecosystem by eating rats, mice, and other vermin. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.