Portrait of a House Crow
The house crow has apt names in Indian languages which are onomatopoeic in origin. It is kak in Sanskrit, kowwa in Hindi, Kaan in Punjabi, Kaaki in Telugu, Kage in Kannada, Kowla in Marathi, Kagdo in Gujarati and Kag in Bengali. The most befitting name is kaa kaa in both Tamil and Malayalam as this is precisely echoic of the bird’s call. This is the main call, but it has a bit more of vocabulary expressive of various moods and situations.