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Australian Raven

Wardong are a common sight in Perth. They are true urban dwellers and populations have increased in urban areas.

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Noongar Names: Wardong

Scientific Name: Corvus coronoides

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Australian Ravens have adapted well to urban areas and visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Nests built in tall trees

Diet: Insects, fruits, seeds, small animals, carrion, food waste

Water: Bird baths and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

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.

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