Friday, March 10, 2017

Backyard birding - Pied Crow

Birds of Uganda

Pied Crow (Corvus albus) also known as the African pied crow, a corvid that is actually a crow-sized raven. The pied crow occurs everywhere throughout sub-Saharan Africa except in dense forests. They are omnivorous and opportunistic foragers and scavagers, and will congregate in large numbers around a source of food, such as slaughterhouses and rubbish dumps. As such, they often are found near humans. Males and females build a large, untidy nest in a tall tree or on a telephone pole and both sexes tend the young.

Pied Crow - call

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