Carrion Crow

Description

Key information

The all-black carrion crow is one of the cleverest, most adaptable of our birds. It is often quite fearless, although it can be wary of man. They are fairly solitary, usually found alone or in pairs, although they may form occasional flocks.

The closely related hooded crow has recently been split as a separate species.

Carrion crows will come to gardens for food and although often cautious initially, they soon learn when it is safe, and will return repeatedly to take advantage of whatever is on offer.

What they eat:

Carrion, insects, worms, seeds, fruit, eggs and any scraps.

Measurements:

Length:
45-47cm
Wingspan:
93-104cm
Weight:
370-650g

Population:

UK breeding:
1,000,000 territories

Identifying features:

Feather colour: Black
Beak: Black Medium length Powerful Chunky
Natural habitats: Woodland Farmland Grassland Heathland Upland Urban and suburban Wetland

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