Communal nesting by Hooded Crows

Guillam Elliot McIvor, Susan Denise Healy

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We describe an instance of joint nesting by Hooded Crows Corvus cornix in Orkney, Scotland, in 2011, where nine eggs were laid in a single nest. As the territory was occupied by a trio of birds that engaged in territory defence as a group, this observation provides strong support for this first record of communal breeding for the species.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalBird Study
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2015


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