Carrion Crow

(Corvus corone)

Found throughout the Uk, the Carrion crow is part of the crow family along with jackdaws, magpie's, ravens, and others.  Can be seen in most city centres, they are excellent scavengers. 



All black glossy feathers with subtle green and purple

40 - 55cm in length

300 - 600kg in weight

Average life span 4 years

3 - 8 broods per year

3 - 4 eggs per brood

incubation 16 - 20 days

Fledge within 2 months


Natural scavengers, they will eat grain, seeds, insects, fruit, small mammals, dead animals and steal eggs from other birds nest


Carrion crows can be found in grasslands, parks, gardens.

Crows can cause damage to premises and crops

Often known as a gutsy, fearless type of bird

Can be seen throughout the year

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