carrion crow


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carrion crow

n.
A common Eurasian crow (Corvus corone) having glossy black plumage.

carrion crow

n
(Animals) a common predatory and scavenging European crow, Corvus corone, similar to the rook but having a pure black bill. See also hooded crow

car′rion crow`


n.
a crow of W and central Europe, Corvus corone corone.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carrion crow - American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzardcarrion crow - American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard
cathartid, New World vulture - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
Coragyps, genus Coragyps - a genus of Cathartidae
Translations
Rabenkrähe
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carrion crow

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carrion crow

ncornacchia nera
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By industry and care, you might thus come to some prefarment; for by this time, I should think, your eyes would plainly tell you that a carrion crow is a better bird than a mocking-thresher.
He is a carrion crow, and though you see not well what he hovers for, there is death somewhere.
On the following Tuesday I was out with my dog and gun, in pursuit of such game as I could find within the territory of Linden-Car; but finding none at all, I turned my arms against the hawks and carrion crows, whose depredations, as I suspected, had deprived me of better prey.
Shrive thyself, thou vile knave, for I mean that thou shalt hang this day, and that where three roads meet, so that all men shall see thee hang, for carrion crows and daws to peck at.
To start, legal vermin control was carried out, with particular emphasis on carrion crow, before F1 grey partridge hatching eggs arrived in three batches from Perdix Wildlife Supplies.
005 for carrion crow peak viremia and organs of carrion crows euthanized on day 4; corrected p value of 0.
Defense by cuckoo chicks of carrion crow nests at high risk of predator attack could be the first example of a parasitic bird's benefit to its host, says Daniela Canestrari, an ecologist at the University of Oviedo in Mieres, Spain.
There has also been increases in black-headed gull and carrion crow numbers over the last decade, while numbers of starlings and house sparrows have declined, the survey has shown.
Common species of garden bird were also found to be thriving with encouraging numbers of magpie, great tit, wren, carrion crow, blue tit and robin noted in the study.
For the first time, the blackbird flew into the top spot, ousting the starling into second with the carrion crow third.
Chelsea are waiting, like a carrion crow eyeing roadkill.
Young Carys - who has dreams of becoming a vet - showed her love for animals when she rescued the hopping carrion crow from outside her home.