The House Crow (Corvus splendens) is a member of the Corvidae family.
Also known as the Colombo or Indian Crow
The House Crow is exactly 43 cm in length.
It is a smallish crow with pale grey to mouse-brown nape. It has a fairly short bill while its legs are long. Eyes are black.
The House Crow is a familiar scavenger in towns and villages. It is also destructive of eggs and nestlings. Forms communal roosts.
Has a short, flat, clipped caw call which is often repeated.
Creates a platform of twigs as well as the occasional wire in trees 3 m or higher for a nest. Females lay 4-5 eggs that are blue-green and are speckled with brown streaks.
Is found within urban areas, dockyards, farmlands, shores, and zoological gardens.
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