The most common crow in Japan, these are large birds at 46-59 cm in length and a wingspan of 1-1.3 m. As the name suggests, this crow does have a somewhat oversized beak. They are similar in appearance to the Carrion Crow, which is also present in rural Japan and can be told apart by the Large-billed Crow's higher-pitched, more muffled call. There are many subspecies of this bird from the east of India through to the north of China and all through Indonesia. Research suggests that there may be three or four full species in these groups.
1: Ueno Park, Tokyo, 17/05/2012.
2: Imperial Palace Gardens, Tokyo, 17/05/2012.
3: Kasai Rinken Koen, Tokyo, 23/05/2012.