Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Large‑billed Crow Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Corvus macrorhynchos
Family : Corvidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Jungle Crow, Black Crow
Habitat : Well-wooded forests, forest edges, orchards, gardens, human settlements and garbage dumps.
Description : Large‑billed Crow is a large all-black bird with a large bill where its female is slightly lighter than the male.It is entirely glossy black with a bluish tinge and its head is domed with a steep forehead.Its irises are black,has a heavy black bill and has blackish legs and feet.Both sexes are similar and the juvenile is dull black. The overall size is 46–59 cm (18–23 inch) in length Wingspan is 100-130 cm (39-51 inch). The species is highly adaptable and can thrive on various food sources, enabling it to colonize new territories. As a result, it is often viewed as a pest, particularly on islands. The species is highly adaptable when it comes to feeding, consuming a wide range of food from the ground or trees, whether plant or animal, alive or dead. The nest is typically constructed on a high platform of twigs in tall conifers like fir or pine, and can hold 3-5 eggs which are incubated for 17-19 days before the young fledge by about day 35. Breeding occurs in India from March to May, with some beginning as early as mid-December. The nest itself is a shallow cup of sticks lined with various materials like grass roots, wool, and rags, and sometimes even wire. Roosts can consist of many thousands of individuals with linear dominance hierarchies remembered based on individual recognition. Despite defending their territory during the day, at night, the species may roost in large groups.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Anon Torimi(www.xeno-canto.org/Anon Torimi), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.