Brown-necked Raven
Scientific Name 
Corvus ruficollis
Arabic Name 
الغراب بني الرقبة
Kuwaiti name 
50.0 cm
Least Concern


Scarce disperser in winter and spring; has bred in Kuwait. This is one of the most widespread corvids in Arabia yet it is now rarely seen in Kuwait. Birds recorded here are presumably desert wanderers from neighbouring countries.
Where in Kuwait 
It can be found in a variety of habitats from hot desert and rocky areas, as well as artificial habitats, such as arable land and urban areas, including rubbish dumps.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with an increasing population and is found from western Africa, eastwards into the Middle East and south-western Asia. It is a is monogamous species, forming a lifelong pair bond.
Local threats 
Trapping for the illegal bird market