Corvus macrorhynchus, Wagl.
660. :- C. culminatus, Sykes. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 295 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 493 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 413 ; Corone macrorhyncha, Wagl.; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 128.
THE INDIAN CORBY.
Length, 21 ; wing, 13.5 ; tail, 7.75 ; tarsus, 2.5 ; bill at front, 2.4.
Bill black ; irides dark-brown ; legs black.
Above glossy black, dull black beneath ; tail slightly rounded wings reach nearly to the end of the tail ; bill straight at the base and high ; culmen raised, curving strongly towards the tip.
With the exception of Sind, the Corby is a common and permanent resident, breeding during March and April and building the usual Corvine stick nest. The eggs, four in number, are moderately broad ovals, somewhat pointed at one end, and are dull sap-green in color, much blotched, streaked, and dashed with brown ; but they vary very much both in size and color.
They average about 1.71 inches in length by 118 in breadth.