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Cape Crow

Corvus capensis Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823

The Cape Crow or Black Crow (Corvus capensis) is slightly larger (48–50 cm in length) 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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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Corvidae
Genus:
  Corvus

Scientific:
  Corvus capensis

Citation:
  Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823

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

Protonym:
  Corvus capensis

Avibase ID:
  562E17ABB38F9FA6

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
Czech:
vrána africká
German:
Kapkrähe
Danish:
Afrikansk Råge
Spanish:
Cuervo de El Cabo
Finnish:
afrikanmustavaris
French:
Corneille du Cap
Icelandic:
Brellikráka
Italian:
Corvo del Capo
Japanese:
tsuruhashigarasu
Japanese:
ツルハシガラス
Dutch:
Kaapse Roek
Norwegian:
Smalnebbkråke
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Smalnebbkråke
Polish:
wrona przyladkowa
Portuguese:
Gralha do Cabo
Russian:
Капский ворон
Slovak:
vrana štíhlozobá
Swedish:
kapråka
Ukrainian:
Ворона капська
Chinese:
海角鸦


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):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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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]
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 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):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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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):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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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):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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 Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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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]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Cape Rook ( Corvus capensis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Corvus capensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Corvus capensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
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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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Swartkraai
Catalan: cornella del Cap
Czech: Vrána africká
Danish: Afrikansk Råge
German: Kapkrähe, Kaprabe
English: African Crow, Black Crow, Cape Crow, Cape Rook
English (IOC): Cape Crow
English (Kenya): Cape Rook
Spanish: Cuervo de El Cabo, Cuervo Negro
Spanish (Spain): Cuervo del Cabo
Spanish (HBW): Cape Crow
Estonian: aafrika künnivares
Finnish: afrikanmustavaris, Afrikannokivaris
French: Corbeau du Cap, Corneille du Cap
Hebrew: עורב הודי
Hungarian: fokföldi varjú
Icelandic: Brellikráka
Italian: Corvo del Capo
Japanese: tsuruhashigarasu
Japanese: ツルハシガラス
Kwangali: Ekorova
Scientific: Corvus capensis, Corvus capensis capensis
Lithuanian: Kapinė varna
Dutch: Kaapse Roek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Smalnebbkråke
Norwegian: Smalnebbkråke
Sotho, Northern: Segogobane
Polish: wrona przyladkowa, wrona przylądkowa
Portuguese: Gralha do Cabo, gralha-do-cabo
Russian: Капская ворона, Капский ворон
Slovak: Vrana štíhlozobá
Shona: Chikungubaya
Serbian: Kapska vrana
Sotho, Southern: Lekhoaba
Swedish: Kapråka
Swahili: Kunguru Mwangapwani
Tswana: Lehukubu
Tsonga: Gunguva
Ukrainian: Ворона капська
Xhosa: Unomyayi
Chinese: 海角鸦
Chinese (Traditional): 南非鴉
Zulu: iNgwababane

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