Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Common Raven

(Corvus corax)

Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern

Population size: 900 – 1 200 pairs

Distribution pattern

With patchy and dispersed distribution over most of the country, denser in the mountains and more dispersed in the plains.

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Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The distribution and the estimation of the population size of the species for the period 2013 – 2020 is presented –

Comparative distribution of the species compared to the first breeding birds atlas (Iankov, 2007): Breeding locality until 2007 | Breeding locality until 2007, confirmed after 2015 – | New breeding locality after 2015. – The breeding localities after 2015 are identified on a base of raw data from


Breeds mainly on cliffs and exposed rocks, but a significant part of the population also builds its nests on power-line structures, in deciduous forests, in mixed forests and in coniferous forests.

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed


Not analysed