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Spotted here in Zanzibar, the house crow is a medium size corvid with a glossy blackish forehead, crown, throat and upper breast, and lighter grayish-bluish neck and breast. A highly invasive species originally native to South Asia, it has been spread out through shipping.
Associated with human settlements. Spotted here in Stonetown on a plumeria tree near the beach.
Although I loved watching the house crows’ antics there, it seems that they have unfortunately displaced many of the local birds in and around Stonetown. These birds arrived in Zanzibar at the end of the 19th century.
Lat: -6.16, Long: 39.19
Spotted on Aug 8, 2011
Submitted on Nov 9, 2011
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