Its nest regularly brood-parasitized by Asian Koel.
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House Crow (Corvus splendens) is a widespread resident in India. Size: 42 cm Weight: 250-350 gm.
Solitary nester except in areas of high population density. Will use trees, buildings, or other artificial structures for rough stick nest lined with coir or other fibre. Four to five pale blue-green eggs, speckled with brown. Breeding season March through July. Incubation 16–17 days; fledging 21–28 days. Its nest regularly brood-parasitized by Asian Koel.
Highly vocal, gregarious birds, seemingly unafraid of humans. Aggressive, will attack and chase off any large bird of prey. Birds have been reported taking food from school children and killing chicks of domestic fowls. Breeding pairs will repeatedly dive bomb humans near the nest.
Also by Saroj Swain
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