oa Journal of East African Natural History - A contribution to the biology of the pied crow Corvus albus M?ller in Uganda

Volume 1975, Issue 153
  • ISSN : 0012-8317



The Pied Crow is the most widely distributed corvid in Uganda. It occurs in virtually all parts of the country, but especially in association with human settlements. The population of these birds in Kampala has been estimated to be between 600 and 800 birds (Pomeroy, in prep.), the density being particularly high in the central part of the city. In comparison with some other corvids, there is little information available in literature on the biology of the Pied Crow. It is widespread in Africa south of the Sahara except where there is desert or tropical forest (Mackworth-Praed and Grant, 1963). Pied Crows have received the attention of research workers mainly because of their feeding habits. Among the types of food that they are reported to eat are agricultural crops like maize, and young domestic fowls and eggs (Priest, 1936).

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