Large-billed Crow

Scientific Name: Corvus macrorhynchos

Malay Name: Gagak Paruh Besar

Chinese Name: 大嘴乌鸦

Range: Breeding Range: (EU, OR) e Eurasia also c, s Malay Peninsula, Sundas, Philippines

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: japonensis, connectens, osai, mandshuricus, colonorum, tibetosinensis, intermedius, macrorhynchos, philippinus.

Local Subspecies: macrorhynchos

Size: 48-59 cm

Identification: Large crow with blackish plumage. Told apart from House Crow by lack of greyish collar, larger bill and steep forehead. 

Similar looking species: House Crow

Habitat: Open forest and woodlands. 

Behaviour/Ecology: Less adapted to urban environments than house crow. 

Local Status: Uncommon resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Widespread.

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BirdLife International. (2016). Corvus macrorhynchos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023

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