French: Corneille du Cap German: Kapkrähe Spanish: Cuervo de El Cabo
M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823,
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. kordofanensis
Laubmann, 1919 – E South Sudan, N Eritrea, most of Ethiopian highlands, N & SE Somalia, W & C Kenya and extreme N Tanzania; status in Uganda unclear#R.
C. c. capensis
M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823 – from C Angola, W Zambia and Zimbabwe S to South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho; possibly also SW Mozambique.
48–50 cm; 410–697 g. Large crow with distinctive head-and-bill shape (rather flat forecrown, slim pointed bill with gently decurved culmen, and prominent throat... read more
Harsh cawing "kraa-kraa-kraa" uttered at variety of pitches and speeds, from short,... read more
Occurs in open country with scattered trees, from moorland and alpine meadows, through farmland and... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Various roots, seeds and grain, including maize and peanuts, small bulbs (e.g. Cyperus), fruits and berries (... read more
Laying season varies with onset of local rains, breeding reported Dec–Feb in Sudan, Feb–May in Eritrea and Ethiopia, Mar–... read more
Sedentary. A few records outside normal range (N Angola, S DRCongo and S Zambia) indicate... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread, but somewhat localized, over extensive range. No population estimates made, but density in optimum habitat 1 pair/5 km2.... read more
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