Indian House Crow
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|The House Crow (Corvus splendens), also known as the Indian, Greynecked, Ceylon or Colombo Crow, is a common bird of the crow family that is of Asian origin but now found in many parts of the world, where they arrived assisted by shipping. It is between the Jackdaw and the Carrion Crow in size (40 cm (16 in) in length) but is slimmer than either. The forehead, crown, throat and upper breast are a richly glossed black, whilst the neck and breast are a lighter grey-brown in colour. The wings, tail and legs are black. There are regional variations in the thickness of the bill and the depth of colour in areas of the plumage.|
It has a widespread distribution in southern Asia, being native to Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Laccadive Islands, South West Thailand and coastal southern Iran.
Due to a human population explosion in the areas it inhabits, this species has also proportionately multiplied. Being an omnivorous scavenger has enabled it to thrive in such circumstances.
The invasive potential for the species is great all over the tropics. This species is able to make use of resources with great flexibility and appears to be associated with humans, and no populations are known to exist independently of humans.
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- [2014-06-12 0:54]
good photo of crows sharing water in a tub. this is really an intelligent bird. good work. tfs.
Great! Amazing scene! I have got some experience with similar photos of the birds. I've made some photos of the crowns from my car. Funny capture of the right bird, impressive pose.
Ciao Pierre, lovely composition with nice couple, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2014-06-12 11:07]
Une photo bien vivante et qui raconte une histoire..bien vu!
- [2014-06-12 16:09]
Salut Pierre,une espece tres commune chez moi aussi et partout le monde comme j'ai pu voir dans mes voyages,la capture est tres jolie et interessante bien composee' et de haute qualite'.Bon WE et merci,Luciano
L'attitude des sujets ne les avantage pas mais ils sont tout de même relativement bien valorisés.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.