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Carrion Crow

(Corvus corone)
German name(s): "Aaskrähe"
Size: 48-52 cm; wing span 85-100 cm
Weight: 370-670 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Carrion Crow at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil Dam, near Mora, Evora, Portugal, November 2014]

Frontal view of a Carrion Crow looking sideways (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Rüdesheim, Hessen, Germany, November 2016]

Near-frontal view of a Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Palhais, Barreiro, Setubal, Portugal, April 2014]

Near-frontal view of a Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2014]

Lateral view of a Carrion Crow looking at the observer (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Rüdesheim, Hessen, Germany, November 2016]

Lateral view of a Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Hyde Park, London, England, September 2019]

Lateral view of a Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, April 2019]

Lateral view of a Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Eltville, Hessen, Germany, March 2018]

Lateral/ventral view of a Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Rio Sorraia, Coruche, Santarem, Portugal, December 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Hyde Park, London, England, September 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Eltville, Hessen, Germany, February 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a cawing Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil Dam, near Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2016]

Dorsal view of a Carrion Crow looking sideways (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, May 2014]

Dorsal view of a Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2014]

Near-lateral/ventral view of a Carrion Crow in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, April 2019]

Lateral view of a Carrion Crow in flight, wings down (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil Dam, near Mora, Evora, Portugal, July 2015]

Lateral view of a Carrion Crow in flight, wings up (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, October 2019]

Lateral view of two Carrion Crows in flight, wings up (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Palhais, Barreiro, Setubal, Portugal, March 2018]

Dorsal view of a Carrion Crow banking to land (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, July 2014]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-frontal view of a juvenile Carrion Crow (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2019]

Food, Diet

Like all corvids, Carrion Crows are opportunistic omnivores.

Lateral view of a Carrion Crow in flight with an old cob of corn (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, June 2019]

Lateral view of a Carrion Crow with its next meal, probably an acorn (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2014]

Carrion Crow foraging in shallow water (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2018]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

carcrow_jp_20200401.m4a (Portugal) Contact calls (distant) © JP

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