Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

House Crow Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Corvus splendens
Family : Corvidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : House Crow is the most cosmopolitan bird in Bangladesh which looks entirely black from a distance but from a closer range the upper back and upper breast of it looks greyish.It has brown irises,a black bill and black legs and feet.Both sexes look alike and the juvenile has no gloss on its plumage and has a less defines dusky grey collar in it. House crows are highly opportunistic birds and feed on a variety of items including refuse, small reptiles and mammals, insects, eggs, nestlings, grain, and fruits. They can be found near marketplaces and garbage dumps foraging for scraps and have been observed to eat sand after feeding on carcasses. They are able to survive on nearly anything that is edible. House crows typically nest in trees and occasionally on telephone towers. They lay 3-5 eggs in stick nests, with multiple nests sometimes in the same tree. Breeding peaks from April to July in India and Peninsular Malaysia, and large trees with big crowns are preferred for nesting. They may also be parasitized by the Asian koel.
House crows roost together near human settlements, often over busy streets, in well-lit areas with high human activity, near food sources, and in tall trees with dense crowns separated from other trees. They also make pre-roosting aggregations before flying into the roost trees.
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:Jayakrishnan U(www.xeno-canto.org/Jayakrishnan U), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.