|Common Name:||Hooded Crow/Corbie|
|Shetland Name:||Hoodie craa|
|Scientific Name:||Corvus corone cornix|
|Swedish Name:||Grå kråka|
|Dutch Name:||Bonte kraai|
|French Name:||Corneille mantelée|
|Gaelic Name:||Feannag chorrach/Feannag ghlas|
|Formerly known as the "Scotch Crow" for its prevalence in the northern UK.|
The Hoodie Craa or Hooded Crow Corvus corone cornix is a corvid found throughout most of Shetland. It is so called from the whitish sheen it has around its shoulders. The Hooded Crow is found throughout northern and eastern Europe and is the 'northern' form of the entirely black Carrion Crow that replaces it throughout most of the southern part of the British Isles and Europe. Small numbers of migrant Carrion Crows appear in Shetland most years and the two species also interbreed in the areas between their respective ranges. There are also a small number of historic records of Carrion Crows attempting interbreeding with Hooded Crows in Shetland but these were largely unsuccessful.
It is disliked by sheep farmers, as it is commonly thought to attack newborn lambs and even kill them by pecking out their eyes.