Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos

(aka Jungle Crow)
Large-billed Crow, Thrumsing La, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

March / April 2008

The Large-billed Crow is distributed throughout most of eastern and southern Asia. It is found in woodland and in open habitats often near human habitation.

Large-billed Crow, Pele La, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image It is mainly dark bluish-black in colour but its most distinguishing features are its large bill with arched culmen and its domed head which make it look like a small Raven C. corax .

There is more information on Wikipedia and a recording on xeno-canto .
Large-billed Crow, Drugyel Dzong, Paro, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image
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