27 October, 2012

Hooded Crow

Scientific Name: Corvus Cornix

Population Estimate:
Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat:
In Britain, this crow mainly occurs in north and western Scotland, it also occurs in Ireland and on the Isle of Man. Elsewhere it is widespread throughout central and northern Europe between the Arctic in the north to the Mediterranean in the south.

Field Notes:
The Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) (sometimes called Hoodiecrow) is a Eurasian bird species in the crow genus. It is an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, eyes and feet. Like other corvids it is an omnivorous and opportunistic forager and feeder.

Personal Notes:
Some authors consider this bird conspecific with Carrion Crow.


  1. To admin:
    Where exactly was this photo of a hooded crow taken?

    1. Prague, can't remember the exact location, but in the city.