Mesopotamian crow

The Mesopotamian crow (Corvus cornix capellanus), also known as the Iraq pied crow, is a bird species of the Corvus genus. The Mesopotamian crow is native to the region of Mesopotamia, in southern Iraq and southwest Iran, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Mesopotamian crow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
C. c. capellanus
Trinomial name
Corvus cornix capellanus
(P.L. Sclater, 1877)

The Mesopotamian crow is a subspecies of the hooded crow (Corvus cornix), but is also sometimes distinguished as its own species of crow, as it is characterized by its pied coloration.[1]


  1. Marzluff, John M., Paul R. Ehrlich, and Tony Angell. In the Company of Crows and Ravens. Yale University, 2005. Print.
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