Crow Journal 1

03 / 04 / 2023

Thoughts about crows, sightings, encounters, communication ... 
She asked me:

                    ‘What is a crow, though?’

                            when I asked her how did they make her feel?

                    ‘Is it rooks too, because if it’s not, I’ll have to learn the difference.’

And then later a text:


                            I replied with a yes.

So, crows, alphabetically: 

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 and Middle East)
Corvus coroneCarrion crow (Europe and eastern Asia)
Corvus culminatusIndian jungle crow (South Asia)
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 (Eastern Asia)
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 (South Asia, 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)

Also, ravens:

Corvus albicollisWhite-necked raven (eastern and southern Africa)
Corvus coraxCommon raven (Northern Hemisphere)
Corvus coronoidesAustralian raven (Australia)
Corvus crassirostrisThick-billed raven (Horn of Africa)
Corvus cryptoleucusChihuahuan raven (United States and Mexico)
Corvus melloriLittle raven (southeastern Australia)
Corvus rhipidurusFan-tailed raven (eastern Africa and Arabian peninsula)
Corvus ruficollisBrown-necked raven (northern Africa, Arabian peninsula, greater Middle East)
Corvus tasmanicusForest raven (Tasmania, southern Victoria and north-east New South Wales in Australia)


Corvus frugilegus - Common rook (central and norther Eurasia)

and jackdaws:

Coloeus monedula - Western jackdaw (northern Eurasia and northern Africa)
Coloeus dauuricus - Daurian jackdaw (China, eastern Siberia, Japan)

(all information in this list is from Wikipedia)