Little Crow (species: Corvus bennetti) in Mungo NP (Gaia Guide)
Corvus bennetti
Little Crow

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©Neil Fifer: Little Crow (Corvus bennetti)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Corvidae
Genus Corvus
Species Corvus bennetti
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It has white bases to the neck and head feathers (shown when ruffled in strong wind. It has the same white iris that distinguish the Australian species from all other Corvus except a few island species to the north of Australia, and one from Eurasia, the Jackdaw (Corvus monedula). Like the Australian Raven, this species usually has a blue ring around the pupil and sometimes one around the very outer edge of the white iris too. (Wikipedia)


  • From 42 cm to 48 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It ranges over western and central Australia, often inhabiting very dry, near desert areas. It frequents small country towns and cultivated areas. (Wikipedia)

Audio recordings


Individual foraging in dunes by the beach

© Matthias Feuersenger


Its food is mainly taken from the ground and includes insects, cereals and other seeds. It is less of a scavenger or carrion feeder than the other Australian species. (Wikipedia)

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