bold black-and-gray patterned plumage (Norway; 2009-05-24)

Hooded Crow
Corvus cornix

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: this black-and-gray crow of Eastern Europe and regions eastward across much of the rest of Eurasia is very closely related to the Carrion Crow of Western Europe; indeed, these two species hybridize in zones of contact across central Europe; walks or sidles in ungainly fashion while foraging on the ground; common and widespread across many habitat types within its range.

heavy bill; sturdy legs and feet (Norway; 2009-05-24)

dorsal view; grey back; black head, wings, tail (Norway; 2009-05-24)

in flight (Norway; 2009-05-24)

side view; grey lower breast and belly (Northern Ireland; 2008-09-10)

posing for a portrait (Norway; 2009-05-24)

dorsal view (Poland; 2012-05-29)

often found in city parks (Poland; 2012-05-29)