603. Corvus macrorhynchus

603. JUNGLE CROW.
CORVUS MACRORHYNCHUS.
Corvus macrorhynchus, Wagler, Syst. Av. Corvus sp. 3 (1827) ; Temm. and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 79, pl. 39 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br, Mus. iii. p. 38 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 17 ; C. levaillantii Less. Traite d’Orn. p. 328 (1831) ; (Sharpe), tom. cit. p. 39 ; C. culminatus, Sykes, P.Z.S. 1832, p. 96 ; Sharpe, tom. cit. p. 20 : C. japonensis, Bp. Consp, i. p. 386 (1850) ; (Sharpe), tom. cit. p. 41 ; C. sinensis, Horsf, and Moore, Cat. B. Mus. E. Ind. Co. ii. p. 556 (1856-58) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 367 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 530
Karrial, Hind. ; Dad-kag, Beng. ; Kaki, Tel. ; Kaka, Tam. ; Ulak-pho, Lepch. ; Ulak, Bhut. ; Goyegamma-Kaka, Ceyl. ; Hashibuto-garasu, Jap.
ad. (India). Entire plumage deep Mack, glossed with purple and green ; feathers on the sides and back of neck disintegrated and nearly glossless ; feathers on the throat only lanceolate ; bill very stout ; legs and bill black ; iris dark brown. Culmen 2.4, wing 12.5, tail 8.2, tarsus 2.2 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, Japan, Corea, China, India, and the islands of S.E. Asia.
In habits it closely resembles C, corone, but in India it not only frequents the jungles, but also towns and villages. It breeds in January and February, making a nest like that of C. O. corone and deposits 4 or 5 eggs, greenish in colour marked with brown and measuring about 1.7 by 1.2.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
603. Corvus macrorhynchus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
603
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
422
Common name: 
Jungle Crow
M_ID: 
20573
M_CN: 
Large-billed Crow
M_SN: 
Corvus macrorhynchos
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10452

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