RHoman's picture

Carrion Crow

Observed: 11th January 2010 By: RHomanRHoman’s reputation in BirdsRHoman’s reputation in BirdsRHoman’s reputation in Birds
Carrion Crow
Description:

A wary visitor to the garden, taking sunflower seeds from the lawn. The slightest movement in the house sent it and its mate off. Here is a distant shot of the bird in a typical cawing posture.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) interacts

Comments

Exobasidium's picture

Carrion Crow

The back view does not provide diagnostic details.

bobthebirder's picture

cawing crow

... but the observation that it is in the cawing posture does!

Bob Ford

RoyW's picture

Picky, but I agree with Exobasidium...

It is being very picky, but I would have to agree that neither the photo, or the additional comments, eliminates the possibility that the bird is a Rook (although I am certain that the correct identificatin has been made!).
The 'cawing' would be a decription that could fit the sound (and associated posture) of either species, and the mention of a 'heavy bill' is a subjective assessment - 'heavy' compared to what?

I'm going to give my agreement anyway because I believe that the description was meant to suggest that the bird had the heavy bill of a Carrion Crow, as compared to the less heavy bill of a Rook!