atricapillus-group sec. Corvids of the World

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atricapillus-group sec. Corvids of the World

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Description

Five subspecies (anatoliae, atricapillus, iphigenia, krynicki, samios) in Europe hybrid population with G.g.greacus (glandarius-Gruppe); Hybrid population G.glandarius krynicki x G.glandarius harcanus;
Constrasting black cap of rather elongated feathers, size large; forehead and head very pale, neck and back with same greyish colourA,B

Bibliography

A. 1993: Handbuch der Vögel Mitteleuropas13/3: 1382-1384
B. Cramp, S. & Perrins, C.M. 1994: Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Vol. VIII. Crows to finches: 29-31