Chihuahuan Raven

Scientific name: Corvus cryptoleucus

As is the case with a number of species that occupy the southwestern deserts, the Chihuahuan Raven has been relatively understudied. It is a social species, and from late summer through the fall and winter, Chihuahuan Ravens often roost in large groups that can number into the hundreds or even many thousands.

Scattered trees or windmills serve as prized nest locations in the open habitats of Chihuahuan Ravens. Some nests have even been known to be constructed from barbed wire.