African Pied Crow

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Quick Facts about the African Pied Crow

The African Pied Crow is a species of crow that is found in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a medium-sized crow, and has a black body with white markings on the wings and tail. The African Pied Crow is a omnivorous bird, and feeds on a variety of items, including insects, small mammals, fruits, and seeds.

The African Pied Crow is considered to be of least concern. While the population size has not been measured, it is suspected that the species is stable or increasing in numbers, and faces no major threats. However, there are some concerns about its current range.  The species has been expanding into areas that are settled by humans, and it is hypothesized that this may lead to negative interactions with humans.

The African Pied Crow was first described by Edouard Verreaux in 1855. It is a member of the genus “Corvus” and belongs to the family Corvidae.

The African Pied Crow’s breeding behavior typically occurs during the rainy season, where the species forms monogamous pairs. The nests are built on tall trees, often palm trees, using sticks and other material. A single mated pair of crows will build a nest together.

The African Pied Crow has a patchy but large distribution throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. It is found in Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea , Ethiopia, Gabon , Gambia , Ghana, Guinea to Kenya and from Mali to Mozambique. In Mauritania it is very rare or absent due to loss of suitable habitat.

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