Lunch for jungle crow


The jungle crow (Corvus macrorhynchos, paksunokkavaris in Finnish), is a widespread Asian species of crow. It is very adaptable and is able to survive on a wide range of food sources, making it capable of colonizing new areas, due to which it is often considered a nuisance, especially on islands. It has a large bill which is the source of its scientific name macrorhynchos (Ancient Greek for “large beak”), and it is sometimes known by the common names large-billed crow or thick-billed crow.

I took this picture in Bangkok, where – to my understanding – the rice bowl was served especially for these birds (and probably for the spirits as well, as there was a spirit house next to the table).

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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.



About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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5 Responses to Lunch for jungle crow

  1. He looks hungry!

  2. Rigby says:

    An excellent shot. They’re very observant and intelligent birds. Also beautiful with their glossy black feathers. Here we have the Torresian Crow, Corvus orru, which has white eyes and a straight beak. A pair have adopted us and sit in tall trees watching to see if it’s time for cheese. If there are several pieces, they’ll take some away and hide them for later. Apart from their mournful cawing, they make a delightful ‘rattling’ noise in their throats when contented. They eat the young of other birds, but aren’t competitive for food, allowing butcher birds to take the cheese ahead of them.

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