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Hooded Crow

Corvus corone (cornix)


Lars Edenius, Xeno-canto


Key information: The clever Hooded Crow is usually seen by the side of the road. It can eat almost everything and won’t hesitate to steal food from smaller birds. It has a big head and wings. It can be seen perching on top of big trees together with other Hooded Crows. It mates for life.

Length: 44 – 51 cm

Habitat: Towns and villages, farmland

When they can be seen: All year round

What they eat: Omnivorous

In Cyprus: Can be seen all over Cyprus, but not at high altitude

Status: Resident breeder

Illustration by Paschalis Dougalis

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