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The hooded crow (Corvus cornix) (commonly known as the hoodie) is a genus of Eurasian birds. It is also known as Scotch crow and Danish crow in its native habitat. Caróg liath, or grey crow, is the Irish name for it, as it is in Slavic languages and Danish. It’s known as “mist crow” (“Nebelkrähe” in German). It’s an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail, and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, eyes, and feet. It’s found in Northern, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, as well as portions of the Middle East. It is an omnivorous and opportunistic forager and feeder, like other corvids.

Because its appearance and behaviors are so similar to those of the carrion crow (Corvus corone), most authorities regarded them to be geographical races of the same species for many years. Hybridization, which noticed when their ranges overlapped, bolstered this argument. After careful monitoring, the hooded crow was upgraded to full species status in 2002; hybridization was fewer than predicted, and hybrids showed lower vigour. Four subspecies of the hooded crow are known, with one, the Mesopotamian crow, perhaps different enough to merit species classification.

The hooded crow, formerly known as Corvus cornix, was one of several species identified by Carl Linnaeus in his historic 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae. The binomial name comes from the Latin words corvus, which means “raven,” and cornix, which means “crow.” Due to similarities in form and behavior, it was later classified as a subspecies of the carrion crow and given the name Corvus corone cornix.

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In Scotland, it’s known as a hoodie, and in Northern Ireland, it’s known as a grey crow.

The hooded crow currently has four subspecies; formerly, all were considered subspecies of Corvus corone. The Sardinian hooded crow (C. c. sardonius) (Trischitta, 1939) has been added to the list. However, it has been split into C. c. sharpii (most populations), C. c. cornix (Corsican population), and C. c. pallescens (Middle Eastern population).

The nominate race, the northern European hooded crow (C. c. cornix), is found in Britain, Ireland, and the remainder of Europe south of Corsica.

The eastern Mediterranean hooded crow (C. c. pallescens) (Madarász, 1904) is a paler variant of the hooded crow found in Turkey and Egypt.

The English naturalist Richard Bowdler Sharpe is commemorated by the southern European hooded crow (C. c. sharpii) (Oates, 1889). This is a paler grey variety that may be found from western Siberia to the Caucasus and Iran.

The Mesopotamian hooded crow (C. c. capellanus) (P. L. Sclater, 1877) is often referred to as the Iraqi pied crow. This unique variety may be found in Iraq and southeastern Iran. It has a very light grey plumage that seems practically white from afar. It may be different enough to be classified as a distinct species.

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