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[[File:DSCF1634.jpg|thumb|356px|hooded crow on a building.]]
 
==Other names==
 
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Scientiphic name: ''corvus cornix''.
 
==Description==
 
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It has the same dimensions of the [[Carrion Crow]]. It has a light gray body plumage with black head, throat, wings and tail. The bill is very heavy and black. The legs are black, too.
 
===Similar species===
 
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[[Carrion Crow]], [[Eurasian Magpie]], [[Common Raven]], [[Eurasian Jackdaw]].
 
==Behaviour==
 
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Like all the corvids, the Hooded Crow is very intelligent. They are often seen in [[File:Hooded_crow-jackdaw.jpg|thumb|322px|a hooded crow chasing away a jackdaw from a nesting site.]]flocks, sometimes mixed with Carrion Crows.
 
===Diet===
 
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This bird is omnivore. It eats small rodents and lizards, worms, insects, eggs and chicks stolen from other birds' nests, seeds, carrion, berries and fruit.
 
===Calls===
 
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the call is a gruff, loud ''kraah, krahh, kraah'', the flight call is a queruleous ''kreew, kreew''.
 
===Reproduction===
 
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The Hooded Crow nests in May and makes a big nest on a tree using twigs. There it lays about five blue eggs mottled with brown. The chicks are nidiculous.
 
==Distribution/habitat==
 
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[[File:Distribution_of_carrion_and_hooded_crows_across_Europe.jpg|thumb|left|370px|distribution of Carrion and Hooded crows in Europe.]]
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 18:03, February 17, 2016

DSCF1634

hooded crow on a building.

Other namesEdit

Scientiphic name: corvus cornix.

DescriptionEdit

It has the same dimensions of the Carrion Crow. It has a light gray body plumage with black head, throat, wings and tail. The bill is very heavy and black. The legs are black, too.

Similar speciesEdit

Carrion Crow, Eurasian Magpie, Common Raven, Eurasian Jackdaw.

BehaviourEdit

Like all the corvids, the Hooded Crow is very intelligent. They are often seen in
Hooded crow-jackdaw

a hooded crow chasing away a jackdaw from a nesting site.

flocks, sometimes mixed with Carrion Crows.

DietEdit

This bird is omnivore. It eats small rodents and lizards, worms, insects, eggs and chicks stolen from other birds' nests, seeds, carrion, berries and fruit.

CallsEdit

the call is a gruff, loud kraah, krahh, kraah, the flight call is a queruleous kreew, kreew.

ReproductionEdit

The Hooded Crow nests in May and makes a big nest on a tree using twigs. There it lays about five blue eggs mottled with brown. The chicks are nidiculous.

Distribution/habitatEdit

Distribution of carrion and hooded crows across Europe

distribution of Carrion and Hooded crows in Europe.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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