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House Crow Corvus splendens maledivicus  
House Crow
Photographer : © Erica Sheppard
Location :Maafushi Island, Kaafu Atoll, the Maldives
Date : 31 December 2009
English synonyms:Gray-necked Crow, Grey-necked Crow, Indian Crow, Indian House Crow, Colombo Crow (protegatus)
Bird Family :Corvini - Jays, Magpies, Treepies, Ground-jays, Nutcrackers, Choughs, Jackdaws, Crows, Rook & Ravens
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :House crows were everywhere on the islands. - ES
This subspecies is recognized as endemic to the Maldives, although it is only poorly differentiated from protegatus of Kerala and Sri Lanka, being "slightly larger and having a purer grey nape". Ref: Madge & Burn (1993) Crows and Jays. Helm Information: Sussex. - Ed.