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Cape Crow

Corvus capensis Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823

The Cape crow or black crow is slightly larger than the carrion crow and is completely black with a slight gloss of purple in its feathers. It has proportionately longer legs, wings and tail too and has a much longer, slimmer bill that seems to be adapted for probing into the ground for invertebrates. The head feathers have a coppery-purple gloss and the throat feathers are quite long and fluffed out in some calls and displays. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Corvidae
Genus:
   Corvus
Scientific:
  Corvus capensis


Original description

Citation:
  Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823

Reference:
  Verz.Doubl.Zool.Mus.Berlin p.20

Protonym:
  Corvus capensis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28229268


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  562E17ABB38F9FA6

Avibase ID:
  avibase-562E17AB

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/562E17AB


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 559493

Geographic range:

  • Corvus capensis capensis: Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe to South Africa
  • Corvus capensis kordofanensis: Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
English:
Cape Crow
Catalan:
cornella del Cap
Czech:
vrána africká
Danish:
Afrikansk Råge
German:
Kapkrähe
Spanish:
Cuervo de El Cabo
Spanish (Spain):
Cuervo de El Cabo
Finnish:
afrikanmustavaris
French:
Corneille du Cap
Croatian:
oštrokljuna vrana
Hungarian:
fokföldi varjú
Icelandic:
Brellikráka
Italian:
Corvo del Capo
Japanese (romaji):
tsuruhashigarasu
Japanese:
ツルハシガラス
Lithuanian:
Kapinė varna
Dutch:
Kaapse Roek
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Smalnebbkråke
Norwegian:
Smalnebbkråke
Polish:
wrona przylądkowa
Portuguese:
gralha-do-cabo
Russian:
Африканский грач
Slovak:
vrana štíhlozobá
Serbian:
Afrički gačac
Swedish:
kapråka
Ukrainian:
Ворона капська
Chinese:
海角鸦
Chinese (Traditional):
南非鴉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Cape Rook ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Cape Rook ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Cape Rook ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Corneille du Cap ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Corneille du Cap ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Cape Rook ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Cape Rook ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Cape Rook ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Corvus capensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Corvus capensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Corvus capensis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Cape Crow ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Corvus capensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Corvus capensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Swartkraai
Azerbaijani: Kap quzğunu
Belarusian: Капская варона
Catalan: cornella del Cap
Czech: Vrána africká
Welsh: Brân y Penhryn
Danish: Afrikansk Råge
German: Kapkrähe, Kaprabe
English: African Crow, Black Crow, Cape Crow, Cape Rook
English, HBW: Cape Crow
English (IOC): Cape Crow
English (Kenya): Cape Rook
English (United States): Cape Crow
Esperanto: Kaba korvo, Kabokorvo
Spanish: Cuervo de El Cabo, Cuervo del Cabo, Cuervo Negro
Spanish (Spain): Cuervo de El Cabo, Cuervo del Cabo
Spanish (HBW): Cape Crow
Estonian: aafrika künnivares
Finnish: afrikanmustavaris, Afrikannokivaris
French: Corbeau du Cap, Corneille du Cap
Frisian: Kaapske roek
Irish: Caróg na rinne
Galician: Gralla do Cabo
Hebrew: עורב הודי
Croatian: oštrokljuna vrana
Hungarian: fokföldi varjú
Icelandic: Brellikráka
Italian: Corvo del Capo
Japanese (romaji): tsuruhashigarasu
Japanese: ツルハシガラス
Kwangali: Ekorova
Kirghiz: Кап кузгуну
Scientific: Corvus capensis, Corvus capensis capensis, Corvus capensis kordofanensis, Corvus capensis minor, Heterocorax capensis, Trypanocorax capensis
Lithuanian: Kapinė varna
Latvian: Kapzemes vārna
Dutch: Kaapse Roek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Smalnebbkråke
Norwegian: Smalnebbkråke
Sotho, Northern: Segogobane
Polish: wrona przyladkowa, wrona przylądkowa
Portuguese: Gralha do Cabo, gralha-do-cabo
Portuguese (Portugal): gralha-do-cabo
Rhaeto-Romance: Corv dal Cap
Russian: Африканский грач, Капская ворона, Капский ворон
Slovak: Vrana štíhlozobá
Shona: Chikungubaya
Serbian: Afrički gačac, Kapska vrana, Keipska vrana
Sotho, Southern: Lekhoaba
Swedish: Kapråka
Swahili: Kunguru Mwangapwani
Tswana: Lehukubu
Turkish: Kap kargası
Tsonga: Gunguva
Tatar: Кап козгыны
Ukrainian: Ворона капська
Xhosa: Unomyayi
Chinese: 海角鸦
Chinese (Traditional): 南非鴉
Zulu: iNgwababane

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