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Alternative names: Indian Crow; Indian House Crow; Grey-necked Crow; Colombo Crow
40 - 43cm (15Â¾-17 in). A small and slim-bodied crow.
Sexes similar. Juveniles are duller than adults.
 Similar species
The subspecies insolens may be confused with Large-billed Crow. Note the shape of the head and the size.
In a variety of tropical and subtropical habitats, usually near cities, towns or villages.
Usually seen in groups, sometimes big flocks. Has little fear of man but is always alert and constantly wary.
Diet includes human scraps, small reptiles and other animals such as insects and other small invertebrates, eggs, nestlings, grain and fruits.
Breeding season varies in its range. It lays 3-6 eggs in a typical stick nest, and occasionally there are several nests in the same tree. In South Asia they are parasitized by the Asian Koel.
A resident species with some short-distance movements.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
Dist. Gurgaon, Haryana, India, Feb-2016
Call given by two birds one calling softly and other loudly.
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