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Feel free to use the picture in the german wikipedia. Kind regards Soebe

Nesting[edit]

"As a rule the nest is placed on or near the ground, on a cliff, in heather or a low bush, but trees are occasionally used." Is that in Scotland? In Scandinavia the nest is almost always placed in trees. Who can find published information about nesting habits?Apus 07:05, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

I'll check, prob in next few hours, jimfbleak 07:17, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Expansion request[edit]

A good discussion of systematics is completely missing from Wikipedia (even the German one). What needs to be in there:

  • status (review of modern research papers)
  • hybrid zones; discontinuous distribution of Hooded
  • status of Middle East populations (capellatus) Dysmorodrepanis 00:53, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Kraa call notes[edit]

This section mentions three birds and then says "the kraa call notes of the two are indistinguishable" I wasn't sure which way to correct it so I've left it for the author to decide. --Jethrobrice 13:59, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

GA review[edit]

I have reviewed this article against the Good Article criteria, and this is what I have found:

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Crystal button ok.png Congratulations! I feel this article meets the GA criterion. Good luck in any future plans you may have for this article! —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 06:21, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Gosh, thanks, that was quick! Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 07:28, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Good species[edit]

In my opinion, one study isn't enough to say it's considered a good species. I think the article should list authorities that split it and those (such as the IUCN) that lump it. At least the easily Googlable ones. I can do this if people think it's a good idea. —JerryFriedman (Talk) 00:03, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Geographic Range[edit]

I think there is an error in the description of Hooded and Carrion Crow ranges. The range of Carrion extends into Ireland but this is not shown on the map of the article. In addition, the range of Hooded Crow is shown to cover all of Ireland when it actually only lives in part of the island (the NW I think).

I don't think the above is true. I know for a fact that Hooded Crows are extremely common in the south and southwest of Ireland, and I presume is as common in other areas. The Carrion Crow, on the other hand, does not occur here.

If I may elaborate on this, Hooded Crows are also very common (moreso than the Carrion Crow, I'd say) in Eastern Germany (particularly Berlin), but this area is also outside the indicated distribution.--Ilja.nieuwland (talk) 11:38, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

'Royston' Crow[edit]

The disambiguation page for Royston led me here but there's no mention here that Royston is an alternative name for a hooded crow. Is it or not? If so, where does the name come from? Penguin2006 (talk) 15:20, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

It's definitely a genuine alternative name from when this was a more common winter visitor to England. It refers to Royston in North Hertfordshire, hence it's presence on the council's crest, and the local newspaper is still the Royston Crow. I'll add this later if I can find a ref. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:42, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
Ah, interesting. I came across 'Royston' in another place as a translation for 'funnock' or feannog in Irish - the translation called it royston or scalded crow. Scalded crow isn't on the list of alternatives for hooded crow on this article either. I think Royston might be the old English name, scald the old Irish. I had a quick look but couldn't find any citeable references online. Just the article Badb. I have a couple of books I'll check later. Penguin2006 (talk) 00:27, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Cocker gives Danish Crow, Norway Crow and Denmarks, as well as winter/grey/dun/grey-backed crow, and Dunstable crow, but says Royston was the most widely used Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:11, 23 March 2013 (UTC)