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Collared Crows

Corvus torquatus


A flock of Collared Crows feeding together. They are on a slightly sandy area at the rocky river bank. There are a total of 6 birds in the group. They have black body with white necks and chests. I'm not sure what bird type are they at first but thanks to Liam, I now know that this species is Corvus torquatus (Collared crow).


漓江 LiJiang River area, YangShuo阳朔, GuangXi广西, China.


While touring the Li Jiang River at Yang Shuo in China by boat, I spotted several bird species. This is the third bird species I took photograph of at Li Jiang River. They were about 80 meters away from the boat I was on. I took a picture of them even though I knew that my camera was not designed for distance bird photography. I am usually not interested in birds but I took photograph of them because I never seen this species of birds before. >>>Map accuracy : 3km radius.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 10 years ago
Collared Crow
Corvus torquatus Collared Crow

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ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Strange but true.
Mother Nature can create unusual stuffs.
This species is only endemic to China.

Ursula 10 years ago

Is it possible that there are crows with gray collars? :)

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Thanks for Liam's suggestion, Corvus torquatus is an exact match.

Ursula 10 years ago

We have similar birds here. From what i see this looks a lot like some kind of Magpie or a Crow (only the Crow doesn't have white chest).

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Spotted on Nov 26, 2010
Submitted on Nov 24, 2011

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