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Corvus cornix (Hooded crow)

Wikipedia Abstract

The hooded crow (Corvus cornix) (also called hoodiecrow) is a Eurasian bird species in the Corvus genus. Widely distributed, it is also known locally as Scotch crow, Danish crow, and grey crow (in Slavic languages, Ireland and Denmark). Found across Northern, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, as well as parts of the Middle East, it is an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail, and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, eyes, and feet.
View Wikipedia Record: Corvus cornix



Clutch Size [1]  4
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Incubation [1]  18 days
Maximum Longevity [2]  17 years
Wing Span [1]  39 inches (.98 m)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ardmeanach 926 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Drumochter Hills 23340 Scotland, United Kingdom
Fair Isle 1387 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast 1147 Wales, United Kingdom  
Larvanneva 2095 Finland  
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Loch Etive Woods 6522 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs 5883 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Mòine Mhór 2843 Scotland, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morvern Woods 4763 Scotland, United Kingdom
North Antrim Coast 777 Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
Oronsay 840 Scotland, United Kingdom
Rathlin Island 8265 Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Rinns of Islay 2841 Scotland, United Kingdom
Roydon Common and Dersingham Bog 869 England, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
St Kilda 62932 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Strangford Lough 38051 Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Stromness Heaths and Coast 1571 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Treshnish Isles 4850 Scotland, United Kingdom
Trotternish Ridge 7834 Scotland, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Apus apus (Common Swift)[3]
Margaritifera margaritifera (River pearl mussel)[3]
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Accipiter nisus (Eurasian Sparrowhawk)1
Asio otus (Long-eared Owl)1
Circus cyaneus (Northern Harrier)1
Falco columbarius (Merlin)1
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)1
Falco subbuteo (Northern Hobby)1
Strix aluco (Tawny Owl)1


Parasitized by 
Acuaria anthuris <Unverified Name>[4]
Acuaria attenuata <Unverified Name>[4]
Apophallus muehlingi[4]
Brachylecithum attenuatum <Unverified Name>[4]
Brachylecithum lobatum <Unverified Name>[4]
Choanotaenia constricta <Unverified Name>[4]
Cotylurus cornutus <Unverified Name>[4]
Dilepis undula[4]
Diplotriaena tricuspis <Unverified Name>[4]
Distomum macrourum <Unverified Name>[4]
Echinostoma nairi <Unverified Name>[4]
Echinostoma revolutum[4]
Echinostoma travassosi <Unverified Name>[4]
Eucoleus corvicola <Unverified Name>[4]
Filaria ninni <Unverified Name>[4]
Hymenolepis serpentulus <Unverified Name>[4]
Laterotrema vexans <Unverified Name>[4]
Leucochloridium perturbatum[4]
Leucochloridium phragmitophila <Unverified Name>[4]
Lyperosomum longicauda <Unverified Name>[4]
Mesorchis reynoldi[4]
Metorchis xanthostomus[4]
Microtetrameres inermis <Unverified Name>[4]
Neodiplostomum corvinum <Unverified Name>[4]
Oligacanthorhynchus compressus[4]
Philophthalmus palpebrarum <Unverified Name>[4]
Physaloptera malleus <Unverified Name>[4]
Plagiorchis elegans[4]
Plagiorchis maculosus <Unverified Name>[4]
Plagiorchis marii <Unverified Name>[4]
Plagiorchis motacillae <Unverified Name>[4]
Prosthogonimus cuneatus[4]
Prosthogonimus fuelleborni <Unverified Name>[4]
Prosthogonimus ovatus[4]
Spiniglans constricta <Unverified Name>[4]
Strigea sphaerula <Unverified Name>[4]
Syngamus trachea (gapeworm)[4]




Attributes / relations provided by
1British Trust for Ornithology
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Un-paint it black: Avian prey as a component of the diet of nestling Hooded Crows Corvus cornix, Piotr Zduniak, Jakub Z. Kosicki & Bartłomiej Gołdyn, Belg. J. Zool., 138 (1) : 85-89 (2008)
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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