I was recently going through my bird photos and came across several species of crows that I had taken so far. Here`s a quick compilation.
The Carrion Crow (Corvus corone):
This one is the most common crow in U.K. Big and completely black, almost evil looking. They are solitary birds.
The Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix):
One of the more distinctive crows, the hooded crow is closely realted to the carrion crow and was only recently classified as a separate species. I`d prefer calling them jacketed crows as they look like a crow wearing a grey jacket rather than a hood.
The Jackdaw (Corvus monedula):
This one is a small black crow with a distinctive pale eyes. It looks almost like another bird wearing a crows outfit but being given away by its eye colour! They are very sociable and quite acrobatic birds.
The Rook (Corvus frugilegus):
This one is the most odd looking, as unlike other crows, its beak is not coloured black. They are sociable birds.
House Crow (Corvus splendens):
This one is from India. It is one of the most common birds in India. It looks almost like a hooded crow mid way into turning completely black.
Large Billed / Jungle Crow (Corvus machrorynchos):
Another one from India. Less common than the house crow, they have a huge beak and are supposedly more rural in their habitat selection.
While the last two species are from India, the first four are from U.K. Some other crows I`d like to see in U.K are the Chough (pronounced 'chuff' Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) and the Raven (Corvus corax). I hope to add them on here sometime.