Hooded Crow

Corvus cornix




45cm to 47cm


93cm to 104cm


370g to 650g

Hooded Crow

About the Hooded Crow

Until recently, the hooded crow was regarded as the same species as the carrion crow, this comes down to their similarities. One of these being feeding on dead animals. Unlike carrion crow, the hooded crow tend to be more sociable when feeding and groups can be seen together in fields.

In areas where the two species overlap, some interbreeding can take place and you'll see birds with a mixed grey and black body plumage.

What does a Hooded Crow eat?

The hooded crow is oomnivorous, and their diets consist of young birds, eggs, carrion, grain and invertebrates.

Expert Q + A

Ask a question

Do you have a question about this topic that we haven't answered? Submit it below, and one of our experts will answer as soon as they can.

Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.

Articles featuring the Hooded Crow

Other birds in the Crows family

Get the good stuff

Get the latest BirdFacts delivered straight to your inbox