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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Pied Crow

Afrikaans name: Witborskraai

Pied Crow

Pied Crow

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Corvus albus

The Pied Crow has a widespread distribution and is found in most of sub-Saharan Africa.

The Pied Crow has adapted well to human settlements and is a common sight around towns and cities.

These crows are most often seen in small groups or pairs.

The Pied Crow feeds on all sorts of things including smaller mammals, fruit, eggs, young birds and carrion.

Normally their nest is made in tall trees. They can lay up to 6 eggs and both sexes care for they young.


References and further reading

A First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Year Published: 1975 - Page: 41

Birds of the Natal Drakensberg Park - Author: Robin Little and William Bainbridge - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 72

Birds of the South Western Cape - Author: Joy Frandsen - Year Published: - Page: 158

Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 45

Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 152

Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Year Published: 2004 - Page: 184

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1985 - Page: 480

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1993 - Page: 474

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 306

List of South African Birds

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