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Hooded Crow

Hooded Crow
Photo Information
Copyright: yildiz banu pek (star74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-02 8:55
Viewed: 3512
Points: 18
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

Genus: Corvus

Species: C. cornix

Binomial name
Corvus cornix

The Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) (sometimes called Hoodiecrow) is a Eurasian bird species in the crow genus. Widely distributed, it is also known locally as Militia Crow or Militia Bird in Russia as their color pattern resembles uniforms worn by the police, Scotch Crow, Danish Crow, and Grey Crow in Ireland, which is what its Welsh name, Brân Lwyd, translates as.

It is so similar in morphology and habits to the Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) that for many years they were considered by most authorities to be merely geographical races of one species. The fact that hybridization was observed where their ranges overlapped added weight to this view. However, since 2002, the Hooded Crow has been elevated to full species status after closer observation the hybridisation was less than expected and hybrids had decreased vigour.

The Hooded Crow was one of the many species originally described by Linnaeus in his 18th century work Systema Naturae and it once again bears its original name of Corvus cornix.[1] The specific epithet cornix is derived from the Latin for "crow".[2]

It was subsequently considered a subspecies of the Carrion Crow for many years,[3] and hence known as Corvus corone subsp. cornix, due to similarities in structure and habits. Since 2002, it has been re-elevated to full species status


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  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-02 8:59]

Hi Yildiz. A very good close of the head . the Hooded Crow has a very large beak . you have captured fine detail and colours. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-02 9:26]

Hi Yildiz,
excellent close-up of this Hooded Crow.
Superb POV and pose with a great composition.
Very good contrast, great BG and nice colours.
Super sharp as well :)
Well done,

Yıldız merhaba,
Süper bir netlik. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

This is an excellent shot of his head. I hadn't realized how large their beaks are - well, actually, I've never seen one of these birds until today. Can you add some bird info?

Nice details and color. Often a solid blue sky can hamper a photo, but in this case, it really brings out the colors and details of the bird. I feel as if I can reach out and touch his feathers.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-02 12:20]

Hello Yildiz,
Great close portrait of this Crow. Excellent sharpness and colours. Good POV and composition. Beautiful blue BG.

  • Great 
  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-12-02 14:34]

selam yıldız; cok guzel ve yakın bir porte olmus ; iyi yakınlasmıssın tebrikler

  • Great 
  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-12-03 11:01]

Merhaba Yıldız hanım, çok güzel bir portre olmuş,netlik, renkler ve arka fon çok başarılı. Ellerinize sağlık.

merhaba Yıldız Hanım,
kargalar bazen her yerde kolayca görülse debu uyanıkları çekmek çoğu zaman zor oluyor. güzel bir portre sunmuşsunuz. açısı, netliği, tüy detayları, göz teması ve ışığı ve tabikisi arka planıyla güzel bir çalışma. elinize sağlık. selamlar.

  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-04 7:44]

selam star
bu hinzir ve huysuz kargaya basarili bir portre calismasi yaptin; bizim buralardaki guzel kertiklerinden biri oldu ;)
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, arka plani, isigi, renkleri, netligi ve detaylari harika
eline saglik

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