18 July 2010

And now for something completely the same: hooded crow


I wrote about hooded crows (Corvus cornix) after my October 2008 trip to Turkey. Those birds were photographed in Istanbul. The bird in the picture above was photographed in June 2010 in Izmir on the west coast of Turkey .

According to Jim Flegg's field guide to the birds of Britain and Europe (1990), the habitat of the hooded crow includes "sometimes also urban areas". In western Turkey, they are common urban birds.

1 comment:

Psi Wavefunction said...

We have very similar crows in Russia too. The public generally perceives them as being smart and clever. Here in Canada people just consider them a nuisance. Must be that the grey 'vest' helps the Eurasians' public image... =P