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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 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. 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. Thomas)
[Eltville, Hessen, Germany, February 2017]

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

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

Lateral view of two Carrion Crows in flight (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]

Food, Diet

Like all corvids, Carrion Crows are opportunistic omnivores.

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]

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