The Jungle Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos) is generally considered to be the most persistent, aggressive and annoying crow… and that’s saying something! These large birds posess thick, strong beaks that they use to tear open the strongest garbage bags and shred supposedly crow-proof nets and tarpaulins.
(images via Jin Kemoole)
How tough are Jungle Crows? They will often steal metal coat hangers and use them to build their nests! Native to Northeast and Southeast Asia westward to parts of Afghanistan and eastern Iran, Jungle Crows have gladly abandoned the jungle to find richer food sources among human habitations.
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If one must assemble a murder of crows, then the glossy and iridescent Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) would be best suited for the role. Carrion Crows are native to both western Europe and eastern Asia, with the separation in their ranges estimated to have occurred during (and due to) the last Ice Age. Carrion Crows are notably intelligent, having been observed dropping hard-shelled nuts onto busy roads where vehicles conveniently run over them and crack them open.