hooded crow defined in 1930 yearhooded crow - Hooded Crow;
hooded crow - Head, throat, wings, and tail black; the rest of the plumage ash-grey; iris brown. Length, nineteen and a half inches.
This bird, which is also known as the hoodie, Royston crow, grey or grey-backed crow, and by other names, is now regarded by some of our first authorities on such subjects as a form of the carrion crow. In England and Wales it is very rare. In Ireland, where the black crow is almost unknown, it is common; it is also found throughout Scotland and the Western Islands as a resident breeding species. In winter, hooded crows visit the east coast of England in large numbers, and are specially abundant on the Lincolnshire coast, where they feed on shellfish and animal refuse left by the tide on the extensive mud flats. These seaside crows that wait on the tide come to us from the north of Europe, and leave our shores in spring.
Excepting in the matter of colour - one bird being wholly black and the other grey on the back and under parts - the black and grew crows are identical in size, language, and in all their habits, and what has been said of the carrion crow applies to the present species.
near hooded crow in Knolik
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