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Carrion Crow

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About the Carrion Crow

The Carrion Crow is native to western and central Europe as well as eastern Asia. The separation of these two populations is believed to have taken place during the last ice age, with the closely allied Hooded Crow filling the gap between.

Carrion Crows are completely black and noisy. They perch on top of trees and call three or four times in quick succession, with a slight pause between each series of croaks.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 29 March 2008
Scientific Name Corvus corone
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Corvus
  • C. corone
Birdorable Family Corvids, Shrikes & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
18 to 21 inches
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia South Asia North Africa

International Names

  • 小嘴乌鸦 (Chinese)
  • Vrána černá (Czech)
  • Krage (Danish)
  • Zwarte Kraai (Dutch)
  • Nokivaris (Finnish)
  • Corneille Noire (French)
  • Aaskrähe (German)
  • Cornacchia Nera (Italian)
  • ハシボソガラス (Hashibosogarasu) (Japanese)
  • 까마귀 (Kkamagwi) (Korean)
  • Svartkråke (Norwegian)
  • Czarnowron (Polish)
  • ворона (Russian)
  • Corvus Corone / Corneja Negra (Spanish)
  • Kråka (Swedish)