French: Corbeau du désert German: Bennettkrähe Spanish: Cuervo de Bennett
Moolah, western New South Wales, Australia
Inland and W Australia.
45–48 cm; male 345–500 g, female 290–490 g, unsexed 282–525 g. Rather small and slender, short-legged crow with small bill, short throat hackles;... read more
Series of rather deep (baritone), flat, hoarse, nasal and rapid caws (although notes slurred,... read more
Most terrestrial habitat types in arid and semi-arid zones, but avoids dense tropical grassland.... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous predator and scavenger, strongly insectivorous. Feeds mainly on invertebrates, lizards, small birds, eggs, nestlings and carrion... read more
In S Australia laying mainly in late winter to spring, mostly mid-Jul to late Oct (peak late Aug and early Sept), occasionally to late... read more
Apparently nomadic. Adult breeding pairs resident only for duration of breeding cycle; after... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Abundant and widespread. Has increased in range and numbers with spread of agriculture and artificial water sources in rangelands; may have declined... read more
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