House Crow

Scientific Name: Corvus splendens

Malay Name: Gagak Rumah

Chinese Name: 家鸦

Range: Breeding Range: (OR) nw India through sw Thailand

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: zugmayeri, splendens, protegatus, maledivicus, insolens.

Size: 40-43 cm

Identification: Blackish plumage with greyish collar consisting of nape, mantle, neck and breast. 

Similar looking species: Large-billed Crow

Habitat: Widespread, including urban areas, gardens, scrubland, mangroves. 

Behaviour/Ecology: Noisy, roosts communally in large numbers. 

Local Status: Very common introduced resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)

Location: Widespread

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BirdLife International. (2018). Corvus splendens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Accessed on 1 January 2023

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