Corvus splendens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Corvus splendens
Species Authority: Vieillot, 1817
Common Name(s):
English House Crow, Indian House Crow
French Corbeau d'Inde

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Bangladesh; Bhutan; China; Hong Kong; India; Maldives; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Qatar; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand
Bahrain; Barbados; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Gibraltar; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Israel; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Malaysia; Mauritius; Mozambique; Netherlands; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; United Arab Emirates; United States; Yemen
Afghanistan; Cambodia; Denmark; Japan; Spain; United Kingdom
Present - origin uncertain:
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be very abundant (Madge and Burn 1993).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Corvus splendens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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