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Bird  Hooded Crow

Hooded Crow - Photo  Copyright 2006 Steve Botham: Photo: Steve Botham

Latin name: Corvus cornix

Size: Approximately 48cms

Distribution: Occurs mainly in N.W. Scotland, Isle of Man and Ireland

Months seen: All year round

Food: Anything. Like the carrion crow the hooded crow is omnivorous

Habitat: Farmland, rocky open country, moorland and coastal cliffs.

Special features: Distinguished from the all black carrion crow by its grey and black plumage. Otherwise the two species are very similar in looks and habits.

Click for a better viewSometimes hooded and carrion crows interbreed producing young with mixed grey and black plumage.

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