A small black crow with a grey neck and pale eyes. It is sociable and usually seen in pairs or larger groups. It is quite and acrobatic flier and flocks will often chase and tumble together in flight. On the ground it both walks and hops.
It can be seen on fields, woods, parks and gardens. Absent from the Scottish Highlands. Often found on grasssland and pasture. Its natural nesting place is a hole in a tree. but in towns it will nest on top of chimneys. Its diet consists of insects, seeds and scraps.
Incubation: 17-18 days
Fledging: 28-36 days.
Maximum lifespan: 14 years