French: Corbeau à nuque blanche German: Geierrabe Spanish: Cuervo cuelliblanco
Great Namaqualand, South Africa
Uganda and W Kenya S over E DRCongo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, N & W Mozambique, most of Zimbabwe (except W), E & S South Africa (S to Cape Town), Swaziland and Lesotho; recorded in E Botswana#R.
50–56 cm; 762–1157 g. An unmistakable very large, chunky raven with relatively short tail and broad-based wings; nasal bristles fan-shaped, upcurving, almost... read more
Typical call a surprisingly high-pitched, short, rolled "kraa" or longer "krrraaa... read more
Inhabits hilly and mountainous country, occurring in less barren habitats than C. rhipidurus... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous, but mainly carnivorous. Takes wide range of invertebrates and vertebrates, from locusts (Acrididae), beetles (Coleoptera),... read more
Eggs reported Oct–Dec in Kenya, Aug–Oct in Uganda, Feb in DRCongo, Oct in Tanzania, Sept–Nov in Malawi, Sept in Zambia... read more
Chiefly sedentary, but large flocks of non-breeders become semi-nomadic and wander throughout non-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common; numerous reports of non-breeding flocks suggest even locally abundant. No population estimates. Considered a pest in parts of South... read more
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