Showing posts with label Indian Birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian Birds. Show all posts

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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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

About Indian Birds Photography and List of Birds Covered

List of Birds Covered on the Blog (so far) Adding New Birds Daily

Amur (White) Wagtail
Asian Barred Owlet
Asian Koel
Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Asian Pied Starling (Pied Myna)
Bank Myna
Barn Swallow
Black Redstart
Black-throated Tit
Blue-fronted Redstart
Blue-throated Barbet
Blue Whistling Thrush
Brahminy Starling (Myna) 
Brown-headed Barbet
Brown Rock Chat (Indian Chat)
Cattle Egret
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush
Cinereous Tit
Common Babbler
Common (Indian) Myna
Common Moorhen
Common Tailorbird
Crimson Sunbird
Dark-headed or Grey-headed yellow Wagtail
Eurasian Stone-curlew (Eurasian Thick-Knee)
Great Barbet
Greater Coucal (Crow Pheasant)
Great Tit
Green Bee-Eater
Grey (Himalayan) Treepie
Grey-hooded Warbler
Grey Wagtail
Himalayan Black-lored Tit
Himalayan Bulbul
Hoopoe (Hudhud)
House Sparrow
Indian Black Ibis (Red-naped)
Indian (House) Crow
Indian Pond Heron (Paddybird)
Indian Robin
Jungle Babbler
Jungle Crow
Jungle Myna
Laughing Dove
Orange-headed Thrush
Oriental White-eye (Tiny Bird)
Peafowl (Indian Peacock)
Plum-headed Parakeet
Purple Sunbird
Red-billed Magpie
Red-vented Bulbul
Red-wattled Lapwing
River (Indian) Tern
Rock Pigeon (Dove) 
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Indian Parrot) 
Ruddy Shelduck
Rufous Treepie
Russet Sparrow
Scaly-breasted (Spotted) Munia
Slaty-headed Parakeet (Himalayan Parrot)
Spot-billed Duck
Spotted Dove
Yellow (gold)-billed Blue Magpie
White-capped Redstart
White Throated Kingfisher

I want to dedicate this blog to the amazing world of Indian Birds. Before starting the bird photography, I had no idea that so many varieties of Indian birds are present. As I explore more through, my photography, I come to learn about many new things about birds. My Photography Journey of Birds will never end and I will like to cover all Indian birds if possible.

From small birds like warbler birds to big migratory birds, we can find huge variations in Indian birds. The one of the biggest difficulties faced by all initial bird photographers is that they fail to identify birds rightly. With this blog, I want to provide the right information to all and also want to show the beauty of birds through my photographs of birds.

I hope that you will like this blog.


Arvind Katoch
About Me- My name is Arvind Katoch and I love to take pictures of birds. As I love photography so I go everywhere with my camera.

Birds- Many beautiful birds silently live around us; however, mostly we don't notice them.

But when we open our eyes to surrounding, then we find many interesting friends in the form of birds. They are best creatures of god and they are very useful for our environment. However, with the constant cutting of trees, the population of birds is decreasing fast.

Birds and Trees are directly related to each other. When we have more trees, then we provide a safe place for birds for shelter and food.

From the birds, we can learn so many important things like social harmony, teamwork, hard work and live in an environment friendly way.

My aim of creating this blog is to create awareness about the birds and showing their beautiful life to the world.

Any one can contact me at indianbirds@arvindkatoch.com for more information

To Check my Complete Photograpgy, you can visit- http://photography.arvindkatoch.com/