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  House Crow (Corvus splendens)





House Crow | Corvus splendens photo
House Crow (Corvus splendens) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Image by J.M.Garg - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

House Crow | Corvus splendens photo
House Crow (Corvus splendens) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Image by J.M.Garg - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



HOUSE CROW FACTS

Description
The House Crow is an Asian crow that is now found in many parts of the world, where they were introduced accidently on ships. It is not established anywhere on Australia. The bird has a black body with grey neck and breast. Australian native crows are all black with no grey neck.


Size
43 cm

Habitat
Lives close to people in towns, cities, farmland

Food
omnivorous including insects, other invertebrates, eggs, seeds, fruit, carrion, food scavenged from garbage

Breeding
The nest is bowl of sticks in a tree. The female lays three to five eggs.

Range
vagrant to Australia. It is not established anywhere on Australia.

distribution map showing range of Corvus splendens in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Corvidae
Genus:Corvus
Species:splendens
Common Name:House Crow

Relatives in same Genus
  Little Crow (C. bennetti)
  Australian Raven (C. coronoides)
  Little Raven (C. mellori)
  Torresian Crow (C. orru)
  Forest Raven (C. tasmanicus)