45cm to 47cm
93cm to 104cm
370g to 650g
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.
The hooded crow is oomnivorous, and their diets consist of young birds, eggs, carrion, grain and invertebrates.
The Australian raven, Corvus coronoides, belongs to the genus Corvus which includes around 45 widely distributed species from the family Corvidae (aka. the Corvids). Like most of its relatives, the Australian Raven has largely black plumage, though some of its upper parts have a glossy purple, blue and green sheen. Strong in shape and form with a powerful heavy-set beak, the Australian raven is a highly adaptable species that lives in both natural and urban environments.
A medium-sized member of the crow family that breeds at high altitudes. It is also referred to as the Yellow-billed Chough.
A large, highly adaptable black and white member of the crow family, found across the majority of the sub-Saharan Africa.
A resident UK breeder, the common raven is the largest member of the crow family and one of the most widespread naturally occurring birds in the world. It is an impressive and highly intelligent bird.
A long-tailed corvid with striking black and white plumage, the Magpie is one of the world's most intelligent birds and the source of many superstitions.
A highly intelligent, inquisitive and social bird, it is the smallest member of the crow family resident within the British Isles.
Also known as the Red Billed Chough or Cornish Chough, this non migratory resident is the least common member of the crow family.
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