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Types of Crows in South Africa:

  • Pied Crow
  • Cape (Black) Crow
  • White-necked Raven
  • House Crow

Diseases Carried

Crows feed in and around farm buildings, where they have been implicated in the spread of transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) among swine facilities.

Large crow flocks near wetland areas may increase the potential for spread of waterfowl diseases such as avian cholera.

Did you know?

  • When it comes to birds, the crow has the largest brain-to-body ratio, which explains why they are very intelligent and often outsmart humans.
  • Crows can be found in every continent of this planet barring Antarctica.
  • Mexico’s Dwarf Jay is the smallest of all crows found in this world, which only weighs 40 grams and grows no more than 21.5 centimeters in length.
  • Crows are omnivores. They eat anything that they think is edible.
  • Crows maintain only one mate for their entire life.
  • There are about 45 species of crow worldwide.
  • The common crow will usually live for about seven years, although some have lived as long as 14 years in the wild.