Hooded Crow Corvus cornix   [Linnaeus, 1758]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Corvidae
BTO Codes: HC, HOOCR EURING No: 15673
Number in Britain: 160 thousand Territories (Summer)
Conservation Status:
European: Not a species of concern
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Resident Breeder, Winter Visitor
Subspecies: cornix recorded in Britain (of 3 subsp. in the world)
Length: 46 cm Wingspan: 98 cm Weight: M/F: 510 g    
Scientific name from: L.: corvus=the raven and L.: cornix=the crow
World Distribution: Scotland, n,c&se Europe, nw Asia
Habitat: Almost everywhere
Diet: Invertebrates and cereal grain, also eggs, carrion and scraps
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Population and Distribution

Population Trend: BirdTrends   
Regional Trends: No regional trends available
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British Population Size:
    Summer: 160 thousand Territories in 2009
    First Record: Recorded in Anglo-Saxon times
    Latest Survey: Musgrove, A. et al. (2013) British Birds 106:64-100
    Conservation Status: GREEN
   Previous Assessments: 2002-2007 Not Assessed     1996-2001 Not Assessed  
   Races of Concern: cornix GREEN
Habitat Occupancy (in the Breeding Season):
    Most frequent in: Bog
Relative Frequency in Each Habitat:
European Population Size:
    Summer: Unavailable
Population Assesment from Birds in Europe
Distribution in Europe mapped by the EBCC Atlas
Listed on the Appendices/Schedules of: WBD(II*)
Survey Results: Results from BirdTrack

Breeding and Survival

Egg Size: 43 x 30 mm Egg Weight: 19.8 g (of which 6 % is shell)
Number of Nest Records: 12
Clutch Size: 3 - 6 eggs
Incubation: 18- 19 days   by the: Female
Fledging: 28 - 30days as: Altricial, downy
First Clutches Laid: Unavailable
Number of Broods: 1
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Number Ringed: Annual Totals
Adult Survival: No data
Juvenile Survival: No data
Age at First Breeding: 2 years Typical Lifespan: No data
Maximum Recorded Age: 3 years 8 months 0 days (set in 2012)
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Ring Size: F
Wing Length Adult: Insufficient Data
Juvenile: Insufficient Data
Male: Insufficient Data
Female: Insufficient Data
Weight Adult: Insufficient Data
Juvenile: Insufficient Data
Male: Insufficient Data
Female: Insufficient Data

Other Names

Split from Corvus corone 
Gaelic: Starrag Welsh: Bran Llywd
Danish: Gråkrage Dutch: Bonte Kraai
Finnish: French: Corneille mantelée
German: Nebelkrähe Hungarian:
Icelandic: Irish: Caróg Liath/Caróg Dhubh
Italian: Cornacchia grigia Norwegian: Gråkrake
Polish: Wrona siwa Portuguese: Gralha-cinzenta
Spanish: Corneja cenicienta Swedish: Kråka

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