OTHER NAMES: Indian Crow, Indian House Crow, Grey-necked Crow, Columbo Crow
Local Name (Malay): Gagak Rumah
Featured Subspecies: Unknown - from an introduced population
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Least Concern
The House Crow is a species that has benefited greatly from the influence of humans - initially resident primarily on the Indian Sub-continent and surroundings, with the advent of human trading it has been able to spread to new locations including South-East Asia, East Africa and the Middle-East, where it has thrived. It has even reached Europe in small numbers, and can be found in some port cities, though it is unclear at this point how sustainable those are. It is a comparatively slender member of it's order, but also something I noticed - much quieter than most other corvids I have encountered - the only time I even particularly noticed them calling was when walking beneath some trees they had been nesting in.
SUBSPECIES: C. s. zugmayeri, C. s. splendens, C. s. maldevicus, C. s. protegatus, C. s. insolens
- Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - An abundant resident of urban areas.
SINGAPORE - A common resident.