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A carrion crow scavenging on a beach in Dorset, England

A crow (pronounced /ˈkr/) is a bird of the genus Corvus, or more broadly a synonym for all of Corvus. The word "crow" is used as part of the common name of many species. The related term "raven" is not linked scientifically to any certain trait, but is rather a general grouping for larger species of Corvus.


  • 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)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Franklin Coombs (1978). The Crows: A Study of the Corvids of Europe. Batsford. ISBN 9780713413274.