House Crow

The House Crow (Corvus splendens) is a medium-sized bird.

The House Crow is a slender black and grey crow with a large black beak and a long tail. It has a black crown, face, and chest. Its back, wings and tail are black, with a glossy tinge of green, blue, and purple. Its nape, neck, and lower chest is dull grey.

House Crow

House Crow

 

It grows to about 33 centimetres (13 inches) tall.

It is native to Asia, specially India and Sri Lanka. It has been introduced into many countries, and is seen in close proximity to humans. For example, it was introduced to countries in eastern Africa, such as Kenya, and it is common around the coast of Mombasa.

The African House Crow is a scavenger, feeding on garbage and food scraps. It also feeds on lizards, insects, eggs, grain, and seeds.

Females lay 3-5 eggs in a stick or twig nest in a tree or building.

 

House Crow

House Crow

House Crow

House Crow

House Crow

House Crow

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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