Pied Crow

Structurally, the Pied Crow is better thought of as a small crow-sized Raven, especially as it can hybridise with the Somali Crow where their ranges meet in the Horn of Africa. Its behaviour, though, is more typical of the Eurasian Carrion Crows, and it may be a modern link between the Eurasian crows and the Common Raven.

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Original source: Pied Crow, Etosha National Park, NamibiaUploaded by Snowmanradio
Author: Frank Vassen from Brussels, Belgium

The Pied Crow is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Pied Crow is Africa’s most widespread corvid, occuring from Sub-Saharan Africa down to the Cape of Good Hope (though it’s absent from the tropical rainforest regions) and also the islands of Madagascar, the Comoros, Aldabra, Zanzibar, Pemba and Fernando Po. It inhabits mainly open country with villages and towns nearby, but is also at home in some of Africa’s larger cities - as shown here in Nairobi. More

* Corvus albus - Pied Crow (Central African coasts to southern Africa) * Corvus bennetti - Little Crow (Australia) * Corvus brachyrhynchos - American Crow (United States, southern Canada, northern Mexico) * Corvus capensis - Cape Crow or Black Crow or Cape Rook (Eastern and southern Africa) * Corvus caurinus - Northwestern Crow (Olympic peninsula to More

The Pied Crow (Corvus albus) is a widely distributed African bird species in the crow genus. Structurally, the Pied Crow is better thought of as a small crow-sized Raven, especially as it can hybridise with the Somali Crow (Dwarf Raven) where their ranges meet in the Horn of Africa. Its behaviour, though, is more typical of the Eurasian Carrion Crows, and it may be a modern link (along with the Somali Crow) between the Eurasian crows and the Common Raven. More

Distribution - The Pied Crow is common and widespread throughout subsaharan Africa except southern Namibia (too dry), the Okavango Delta (too humid), and the equatorial rainforest region. You will find the Pied Crow mainly in open country with villages and towns nearby, but it is also at home in some of Africa's larger cities. More

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Pied RavenThe Pied Crow (Corvus albus) is approximately the size of the European Carrion Crow or a little larger (46-50 cm in length) but has a proportionately larger bill and slightly longer tail, wings and longer legs. As its name suggests, its glossy black head and neck are interrupted by a large area of white feathering from the shoulders down to the lower breast. The tail, bill and wings are black too. More

Distribution of Pied crow in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Food It is omnivorous, feeding mainly on plant material such as fruit and seeds, doing most of its foraging on the ground. More

The Pied Crow is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Corvidae bird family group which includes birds such as Crows, Ravens. The description for the Pied Crow (Latin name Corvus albus) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Corvus albus can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 548 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 723. You will find a picture of the Pied Crow on page 768. More

Aspects of the topic pied crow are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description (in crow (bird)) ...northern British Isles. Other crows include the house crow (C. splendens) of the Indian subcontinent (introduced in eastern Africa); the pied crow (C. albus), with white nape and breast, of tropical Africa; and the fish crow (C. More

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The Pied Crow (Corvus albus) is a widely distributed African bird species in the crow genus. Structurally, the Pied Crow is perhaps better thought of as a small crow-sized Raven, especially as it can hybridise with the Somali Crow (Dwarf Raven), Corvus edithae where their ranges meet in the Horn of Africa. More

Pied Crows nest between July and January building a large bowl of sticks, twigs and wire which is lined with fur, wool rags and dried dung, in the forks of isolated trees, telephone poles or windmill platforms. Usually 4 to 5 eggs are laid which are light green, spotted with brown, olive and grey, in colour. STATUS Common to abundant resident. More

Pied Crow - Definition = Pied Crow Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Corvidae Genus: Corvus Species: albus Binomial name Corvus albus More

Picture of Corvus albus above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike.
Original source: Brett Lees-Smith from Nuneaton, Warwickshire,, United Kingdom external linkPasseriformes
Family : Corvidae
Genus : Corvus
Species : albus
Authority : Müller, 1776
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