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Carrion Crow

Observed: 12th May 2012 By: WilliamBWilliamB’s reputation in BirdsWilliamB’s reputation in Birds
Carrion Crow
Carrion Crow zoomed
Description:

These beautiful birds seem to be getting as wise as the Wood Pigeon. Coming into towns and feeding on the bird food we put out. But this one was just scratching around in a border. Take a look at it's unusually hooked beak.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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WilliamB's picture

Carrion Crow

In the notes: it should read: With this beak I can't tell if it's Corvus corone or a subspecies. But then, how can you be certain anyway?

WB

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Subspecies

The two subspecies of crow in Britain are subspecies corone the Carrion Crow (black body all over) and subspecies cornix the Hooded Crow (grey body).

That said many (most?) authorities now regard corone and cornix as the separate species rather than as subspecies of C. corone.

WilliamB's picture

Thank you

Thank you very much for the information Sir.

WB