27 October, 2012

Carrion Crow

Scientific Name: Corvus Corone

Population Estimate:
21M to 71M

Range / Habitat:
Occurs throughout Great Britain, south of the Great Glen in northern Scotland. There are two main carrion crow populations globally; one is distributed throughout most of Asia, the second occurs in western Europe.

Field Notes:
It is the same size and shape as the hooded crow, but differs in that the plumage is entirely black, with a green and bluish-purplish gloss. The thick black bill has a curved tip.

Personal Notes:
Some species consider this conspecific with Hooded Crow.

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