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Hooded crow

Corvus corone cornix

Hooded crow lives and can be seen everywhere: in cities, on fields, at the edge of forests, in industrial areas, even on mountain meadows, wherever it can find food. 

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Details

Species with increades preference for banks of ponds, rivers, cliffs or seaside.

Features

  • Sedentary and solitaru species (not a migratory bird, doesn’t nests in colonies like the rook). When in flocks, the hooded crow will fly only for small distances.
  • Gray plumage, except for the head, neck, goiter, wings, legs and tail, which are black. Kittens have darker color than the adult birds.
  • Strong black beak.
  • Brown eyes, exceptional sense of sight (the most developed sense of this species).
  • Harsh, strident, but sound and effective croak.
  • Length: 48-50 cm.
  • Winspan: 96-98 cm.
  • Weight: 500 grams.
  • Omnivorous diet (varied diet).

Behavior

Because of it’s diet, the hooded crow damages both the wildlife and the agriculture, to an extent considerably higher than it is usefull by collecting larvas. When corn is growing, the hooded crow causes great dagames to farmers, arriving in numerous flocks on the grain fields.
Because it feeds with eggs and small birds, the hooded crow causes damages for the populations of pheasants, partridges, quails, geeses or ducks. Hooded crow attacks rabbit pups, sometimes even the injurded adult rabbits.

Did you know...

  • The hooded crow can live for almost 30 years?
  • Crows cand be found all over the country, from habited areas, where they even get to prosper, to deserts, mountains, agricultural areas, plains, all kinds of forests and even to the North Pole?
  • Aphelocoma nana is the smallest crow in the world? It has only 40 grams and a length of about 20 cm.
  • Crows are the most intelligent birds in the world? Much smarter than owls and more than clever than parrots.
  • The crow’s meat is eatable?

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