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Hooded Crow

(Corvus cornix) - Europe and Asia

Photo by 

Elsemargriet

Overview

Birds

Biology

Lifecycle: Hooded Crows build nests in trees and other elevated locations, often forming monogamous pairs during the breeding season. They are known for their intelligence and problem-solving abilities.
Behavior: They are agile birds and are often seen perched in trees, on buildings, or foraging on the ground. They have a range of vocalizations, including caws and calls.
Vocalizations: Hooded Crows have a variety of calls, which they use for communication, including warning calls and territorial disputes.

Food

Diet: Hooded Crows have an omnivorous diet, feeding on a variety of foods, including insects, small vertebrates, grains, seeds, fruits, and food scraps.
Feeding Behavior: They forage for food both on the ground and in trees. They are opportunistic feeders and are often seen scavenging for food in urban areas.

The Hooded Crow is a bird species found in Europe and parts of Asia. It is closely related to the Carrion Crow and is known for its distinctive plumage and widespread distribution.

Description

Size: Hooded Crows are medium-sized birds, typically measuring about 45 to 52 cm (18 to 20 inches) in length.
Appearance: They have predominantly gray plumage with black wings, tail, and head. The name "hooded" refers to the black plumage on the head and neck, which creates a distinctive appearance.

Habitat

Hooded Crows are highly adaptable and can be found in various habitats, including urban areas, woodlands, farmlands, and coastal regions. They are commonly associated with human habitation.
Nests: They build nests in trees, shrubs, and on other elevated structures.

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