A Conspiracy of Ravens

Traveling to work today I saw a really large gathering of ravens. There must have been over 50. My first thought was what is the collective noun for ravens? I know it is a murder of crows. It appears you may use conspiracy or an unkindness of ravens.

My second thought was are they Little or Australian Ravens? There is an interesting article on the Birds Australia site. Obviously it is hard to see if they have bare skin under their bills if you are traveling along at 80 km/h so I should have stopped to listen to their call and make an accurate identification. Next time……

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