A carrion crow scavenging on a beach in Dorset, England.

A crow is a bird of the genus Corvus, or more broadly a synonym for all of Corvus. The word "crow" is used as part of the common name of species including:

  • Corvus albuspied crow (Central African coasts to southern Africa)
  • Corvus bennettilittle crow (Australia)
  • Corvus brachyrhynchosAmerican crow (United States, southern Canada, northern Mexico)
  • Corvus capensisCape crow or Cape rook (Eastern and southern Africa)
  • Corvus cornixhooded crow (Northern and Eastern Europe and Northern Africa)
  • Corvus coronecarrion crow (Europe and eastern Asia)
  • Corvus culminatusIndian jungle crow
  • Corvus edithaeSomali crow or dwarf raven (eastern Africa)
  • Corvus encaslender-billed crow (Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia)
  • Corvus florensisFlores crow (Flores Island)
  • Corvus fuscicapillusbrown-headed crow (New Guinea)
  • Corvus hawaiiensis (formerly C. tropicus) – Hawaiian crow (Hawaii)
  • Corvus imparatusTamaulipas crow (Gulf of Mexico coast)
  • Corvus insularisBismarck crow (Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea)
  • Corvus jamaicensisJamaican crow (Jamaica)
  • Corvus kubaryiMariana crow or aga (Guam, Rota)
  • Corvus leucognaphaluswhite-necked crow (Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico)
  • Corvus levaillantiieastern jungle crow (India, Burma)
  • Corvus macrorhynchoslarge-billed crow
  • Corvus meekiBougainville crow or Solomon Islands crow (Papua New Guinea, Northern Solomon Islands)
  • Corvus moneduloidesNew Caledonian crow (New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands)
  • Corvus nasicusCuban crow (Cuba, Isla de la Juventud, Grand Caicos Island)
  • Corvus orruTorresian crow or Australian crow (Australia, New Guinea and nearby islands)
  • Corvus ossifragusfish crow (Southeastern U.S. coast)
  • Corvus palmarumpalm crow (Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic)
  • Corvus sinaloaeSinaloa crow (Pacific coast from Sonora to Colima)
  • Corvus splendenshouse crow or Indian house crow (Indian subcontinent, Middle East, east Africa)
  • Corvus torquatuscollared crow (Eastern China, south into Vietnam)
  • Corvus tristisgrey crow or Bare-faced crow (New Guinea and neighboring islands)
  • Corvus typicuspiping crow or Celebes pied crow (Sulawesi, Muna, Butung)
  • Corvus unicolorBanggai crow (Banggai Island)
  • Corvus validuslong-billed crow (Northern Moluccas)
  • Corvus violaceusviolet crow (Seram) – recent split from slender-billed crow
  • Corvus woodfordiwhite-billed crow or Solomon Islands crow (Solomon Islands)

See also

Further reading

  • Franklin Coombs (1978). The Crows: A Study of the Corvids of Europe. Batsford. ISBN 9780713413274.

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A Carrion Crow scavenging on the beach near Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset, England.