Sunday Quiz – Know Your Crows! – Answers

Thank you for sharing the answers! Now I started seeing the difference between different crows.Loved the pictures and audio.I’m sure readers will enjoy this one.

Bug Woman - Adventures in London

Dear Readers,

What a corvid-aware bunch you are! In joint first place with 16 correct out of 16 were Sarah and Andrea Stephenson, you both deserve gold stars! In second place, only a single point behind, were Fran and Bobby Freelove with 15 out of 16. And in a very respectable third it’s Charlie Bowman, with 12 out of 16. I couldn’t be more choughed with the results :-).

Here are the answers….

1. Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

2.Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)

3. Magpie (Pica pica)

4.Jay (Garrulus glandarius)

5. Rook (Corvus frugilegus)

Photo One by David Hofmann / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) 6. (Photo One) Raven (Corvus corax)

Photo Two by gailhampshire from Cradley, Malvern, U.K / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) 7. (Photo Two) Hooded crow (Corvus cornix)

Photo Three by By Andrew - originally posted to Flickr as chough, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7204919 8. (Photo Three) Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax phyrrhocorax)

Ok, so as if that wasn’t tricky enough, here are the calls. It can be so hard to pinpoint them when they’re out of context.

9. Magpie alarm call. I always think of this as a ‘machine gun’.

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Sunday Quiz – Know Your Crows!

It is an interesting post. I enjoyed trying to identify the birds.

Bug Woman - Adventures in London

Dear Readers,

The crow family is not universally popular, and yet for me it contains some of the most interesting and enigmatic birds of all. There is no doubting their intelligence and ingenuity, even if their omnivorous habits and look-at-me antics attract the disgust of those who want to protect their smaller, more vulnerable garden birds. But can we tell them apart? And, trickiest of all, can we identify them by call alone? Hah! Here’s a challenge for you all.

Firstly, what crows are these? Some of these are my personal photographs and, just to make it a bit trickier, they aren’t always the best of shots. I know you’re up to the task.

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Photo One by David Hofmann / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) 6. (Photo One)

Photo Two by gailhampshire from Cradley, Malvern, U.K / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) 7. (Photo Two)

Photo Three by By Andrew - originally posted to Flickr as chough, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7204919 8. (Photo Three)

Ok, so as if that wasn’t tricky enough, have a bash at identifying these crows by call alone. Good luck! NB All…

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