Showing posts with label Crow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crow. Show all posts

(Indian) Jungle Crow (Corvus Macrorhynchos) Pictures and Details

Jungle Crow, Himachal Pradesh
Jungle Crow Himachal Pradesh

Jungle Crow (Corvus Macrorhynchos) Pictures and Details

The first crow, I shared with you was the Indian (House) Crow, now I am going to introduce you with the Jungle Crow, as the name suggest it is a crow which mostly lives in the jungle. It is very common to find Jungle Crows in the Jungle and they sound alarm with their sharp voice when you enter an area where they live. 
Jungle Crow, Crow
A Jungle Crow taking away left over

Though, Jungle crow are not exclusive to jungles only, many times, we can find them in urban areas and near human population. The scientific name of Jungle Crow is Corvus Macrohynchos. This crow is also called Large-billed crow and Thick-billed crow because of its large bill. Jungle crows are widespread across Asia.
Jungle Crow, Front
Jungle Crow Front
The best way to recognize these crows is to notice the complete black color on their body. Like the house crow, these crows do survive on the variety of food and they do adjust to different situations. Jungle crows are much better hunters as compared to house crows and they survive more on the natural diet, though they do love to eat human leftover if it is available.
Jungle Crow, Crow
Jungle Crow
It is not an easy task to take their pictures because of their shy nature and sharp black color. Their voice resembles house crow; however, it is much sharper and deeper as compared to them.  We can easily notice Jungle Crows in groups and at night, they mostly sleep in groups.

Jungle Crow
Jungle Crow Punjab

The size and shape of Jungle crow may vary from place to place, their useful size is between 47-59 cm. Every part of their body is glossy black. Overall, Jungle crows are beautiful black birds whom we can easily notice when we move away from human popullation.

Indian (House) Crow (Corvus Splendens) Pictures, My Experience with Indian Crows

Indian, House, Crow,
Indian House Crow

Indian (House) Crow (Corvus Splendens) Pictures 

When you live in India then it is very hard for your ignore this bird and it is Indian Crow. Also read Jungle Crow. It is also called House Crow and its scientific name is Corvus Splendens. These black colored birds are neither beautiful nor they have a sweet voice, but we can find them everywhere.

Indian, House, Crow
Indian House Crow

It is common to hear their voices of Caw-caw when they are around. Most of the times, crows are unwanted visitors when you are feeding other birds. However, still I love them because they are very clever birds and they help us in cleaning environment by eating waste.

Indian Crow, Crow, House Crow, Buffalo,
Indian Crow on the Top of a Buffalo

Crows are very confident birds and they are very good in adapting to the new situations; therefore, they can survive in most of hard conditions. As I am writing this article, a crow is cawing outside my window. The disadvantage with crows is that they are so common that we most often ignore them.

House Crow, Indian, Crow,
Indian House Crow
The race of crows which we found is Indian subcontitent has a gray neck collar. The crows are believed to be of Asian origin; however, due to their adaptability talent, we can find them around the world.

We can notice some variation in color and size of crows as per the area e.g. The hills crows are bigger in size and they don't have a gray collar on neck.

The hills crows are completely black in color and their voice is also slightly harder than common house crows. Mostly, people do not notice such difference in crows as they are mostly unwanted visitors and they are not admired like other birds.

Hilly Crows, Crows, Hills,
Bigger and Dark Black Crows of Hills

In this picture, you can clearly notice the difference with Common house crows and the crows from the Hills.

We can find crows in groups and in isolation also. They can fit any situation. Crows love to invite other crows when they find a good source of food.

Crows are very social in nature and they fight in groups when the enemy is bigger and powerful.

Crows in general love to settle near human habitats because here they find it easy to get food.

I like them and made a few of them my friends. The best way to attract them is to give them food, they love easy meal and likes to visit a place again and again if they get food there.

Crow, Crow Tail,
Indian Crow from Back

The crows are also notorious for stealing food from humans and other animals; therefore some people don't like them. However, I think it is just a nature of this bird and they do it for food only.

Crow, Action
A Crow in Action
Front, Crow
A Crow
Crows are cleaning agents of nature because they immediately, clean many unwanted things from the earth; otherwise, these things might have created problems if uncleaned.

Crows can eat anything and they are very good at finding the food source. In the picture below, you can see them collecting insects from the Buffalo skin. This is a dual advantage situation for Buffalo and crows because Buffalo gets rid of troubling insects and crows find food.

Crows, Buffalo, Insects,
Crows collecting insects from Buffalo Skin

[Update- 13-09-2016 - I always thought that crows are very smart creatures; however, recently, I observed that Asian Koel is even smarter than them. The Koel lay its eggs in the crow's nest and thus crows take care of Asian Koel juveniles like their own kids. When I first read about this story that I don't believe that it is true. However, recently I saw it through my eyes where I saw crows feeding Koel juveniles. 

Crow, feeding, Juvenile, Asian Keol, Female

Crow, feeding, Juvenile, Asian Keol, Female,
A Crow feeding Juvenile Asian Keol (Female) 
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Juvenile Asian Koel (Female) Feed by House Crow
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Crow feeding Juvenile Asian Koels

All Pictures credit Arvind katoch and Arvindkatoch's Photography