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About the Hooded Crow

Also known as: Scotch Crow, Danish Crow, Grey Crow, Hoodiecrow

The Hooded Crow is widely distributed across northern, eastern and southeastern Europe, and the middle east. It is a grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail and bill.

It is similar in morphology and habits to the Carrion Crow. The Hooded Crow is omnivorous, with a diet similar to that of the Carrion Crow. It also drops molluscs and crabs to break them after the manner of the Carrion Crow.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 02 April 2008
Scientific Name Corvus cornix
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Corvus
  • C. cornix
Birdorable Family Corvids, Shrikes & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 15 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
19 to 20 inches
39 inches
18 ounces
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia

International Names

  • Vrána šedá (Czech)
  • Gråkrage (Danish)
  • Bonte Kraai (Dutch)
  • Varis (Finnish)
  • Corneille Mantelée (French)
  • Nebelkrähe (German)
  • Cornacchia Grigia (Italian)
  • 뿔까마귀 (Ppulkkamagwi) (Korean)
  • Kråke (Norwegian)
  • Wrona (Polish)
  • Черная ворона (Russian)
  • Corneja Cenicienta (Spanish)
  • Gråkråka (Swedish)

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