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.