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Mesopotamian crow

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Subject: Wildlife of Iraq, Bismarck crow, Crypsirina, Long-billed crow, Pleske's ground jay
Collection: Birds of Asia, Birds of Iran, Birds of Iraq, Birds of the Middle East, Corvus (Genus)
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Mesopotamian crow

Mesopotamian crow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
Species: C. cornix
Subspecies: C. c. capellanus
Trinomial name
Corvus cornix capellanus

The Mesopotamian crow (Corvus cornix capellanus), also known as the Iraq pied crow, is a bird species of the crow genus. The crow is native to the region of Mesopotamia, in southern Iraq and southwest Iran, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

The crow is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of the hooded crow (Corvus cornix), but is also sometimes distinguished as its own species of crow, as it is characterized by its pied coloration.[1]


  1. ^ Marzluff, John M., Paul R. Ehrlich, and Tony Angell. In the Company of Crows and Ravens. Yale University, 2005. Print.
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