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

Wildlife of the Cape Peninsula - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 2001 - Page: 65

Wild About Johannesburg - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 1995 - Page: 41

Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Published: 2011 - Page: 174

The Sandton Field Guide - Author: Sandton Nature Conservation Society - Published: 1982 - Page: 56

The Birds of South Africa - Author: Hazel Stokes - Published: 1979 - Page: 32

The Birds of South Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Dr. Austin Roberts - Published: 1949 - Page: 216

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

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

Southern African Bird Names Explained - Author: Charles Clinning - Published: 1989 - Page: 43

Southern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 180

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Published: 1993 - Page: 292

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

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 3rd Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1975 - Page: 356

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 4th Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1981 - Page: 370

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1957 - Page: 277

Questions and Answers - Birds of Southern Africa - Author: Deirdre Richards - Published: 1990 - Page: 19

Newmans Garden Birds - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 1991 - Page: 68

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa - 7th Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 2000 - Page: 300

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 1984 - Page: 300

More Garden Birds of Southern Africa - Author: P. Ginn & G. McIlleron - Published: 1981 - Page: 47

Ian Sinclairs Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair - Published: 1988 - Page: 214

Meeting with Birds - Author: Tom Spence - Published: 1986 - Page: 80

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

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

Everyones Guide to South African Birds - Author: John Sinclair and John Mendelsohn - Published: 1987 - Page: 18

Common Birds of the North Coast - Author: Bing Comrie - Published: 2005 - Page: 57

Birds of the Transvaal - Author: Tarboton, Kemp and Kemp - Published: 1987 - Page: 180

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

Birds of the Transkei - Author: C.D. Quickelberge - Published: 1989 - Page: 87

Bird Atlas of Natal - Author: Digby Cyrus and Nigel Robson - Published: 1980 - Page: 195

Birds of Southern Africa - Kruger National Park - Author: Kenneth Newman - Published: 1985 - Page: 158

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

Birds of the South Western Cape - Author: Joy Frandsen - Published: 0 - Page: 158

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

A First Guide to South African Birds - 6th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Published: 1959 - Page: 41

A Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: O.P.M. Prozesky - Published: 1983 - Page: 214

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