Hooded Crow

Corvus cornix

Hooded Crow

Hooded Crow

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Corvus cornix

Family:

Crows

Conservation status:

Green

Measurements

Length:

45cm to 47cm

Wingspan:

93cm to 104cm

Weight:

370g to 650g

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.

Learn more about the Hooded Crow

Other birds in the Crows family

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