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

nRabenkrähe f

carrion crow

ncornacchia nera
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Carrion crows will take young magpies given the opportunity.
Over 6,300 school children in Scotland spent an hour in nature counting birds in 2017's survey, with blackbirds remaining the most common playground visitor followed by carrion crows and starlings.
Susceptibility of Carrion Crows to Experimental Infection with Lineage 1 and 2 West Nile Viruses
Reports of a quantity-related ability come from chickens, horses, dogs, honeybees, spiders, salamanders, guppies, chimps, macaques, bears, lions, carrion crows and many more.
The corvine contingent here is of Carrion Crows, big, bold and all black, Jackdaws, Rooks and Magpies.
In 2006-2010, an epizootic of emerging avian pox occurred in carrion crows (Corvus corone) and large-billed crows (Corvus macrorhynchos), leading to mortality of juvenile crows in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan.
The lawful control of predators such as foxes, carrion crows, stoats and weasels, is therefore essential.
Ukip are Britain's Know-Nothings - carrion crows, feeding where they can on poverty and disorientation in this unsettlingly fast-moving, unstable and dangerous world.