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Little Crow

(Corvus bennetti)
Alternate name(s): "Small-billed Crow", "Kelly*"
Aboriginal name(s): "woggura"

Size: 45-48 cm
Weight: 330-485 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Little Crow at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sex unknown

Near-lateral view of a Little Crow on a sealed road
[Bourke, NSW, September 2012]

Lateral view of a Little Crow looking towards the observer (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near the Will Hutchinson Memorial, 8 km S of Coober Pedy, SA, October 2022]

Lateral view of a Little Crow (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Near the Will Hutchinson Memorial, 8 km S of Coober Pedy, SA, October 2022]


Social behaviour: Communal/roaming Mobility: Sedentary/dispersive Elementary unit: Flock

Food, Diet

Adults: Omnivore Dependents: ? Water intake: Daily?

Like all members of the Corvus family known to us, Little Crows are omnivores and scavengers.

This Little Crow has developed a taste for (obviously pre-chewed) chewing gum; we did not investigate which flavour the bird preferred...
[Bourke, NSW, September 2012]


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

litcrow_20170920_6.m4a (Bourke, NSW) Upset/annoyed © MD
litcrow_20170920_7.m4a (Bourke, NSW) Various © MD
litcrow_20170920_3.m4a (Bourke, NSW) Various (foraging) © MD
litcrow_20170920.m4a (Bourke, NSW) ? (foraging) © MD
litcrow_20170920_4.m4a (Bourke, NSW) ? © MD
litcrow_20170920_5.m4a (Bourke, NSW) ? © MD

More Little Crow sound recordings are available at .

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