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.
Thus, we evaluated the susceptibility of the European equivalent of the American crow, carrion crows
(Corvuscorone), which are ubiquitously present across Europe, by injecting them with selected strains of WNV circulating in Europe and with the prototypic NY99 strain.
Farmers say corvid attacks on sheep peaked in 2013 when late snow weakened surviving lambs and carrion crows
exacted a grim toll as they feasted on the eyes and tongues of ewes and their lambs.
All of them are like carrion crows
fed by the injustice of the threshold.
Although Plasmodium parasites were not detected in blood smears and tissues collected from the penguins, various blood parasites were recorded in blood smears from wild Eurasian magpies (Pica pica) and carrion crows
(Corvus corone) sampled at the same time in the study area.
The intake list included 20 tawny owls, seven carrion crows
, three sparrowhawks, seven wood pigeon, two jackdaws, two Canada geese, two dunnocks, two starlings, five feral pigeons, two black-black birds, two collared doves, three house martins, 11 herring gulls, a shelduck, kingfisher, woodpecker, blue tit, cormorant, gold-finch, magpie, mallard, rook, guillemot, fulmar, kestrel, black-headed gull, barn owls, pipistrel bats, a vole, a weasel, rabbits, a grey squirrel and 22 hedgehogs.
Chicks of the great spotted cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) don't directly kill chicks of the carrion crows
(Corvus corone corone), so the crow parents have a chance of producing their own offspring.
Starlings claimed first place with an average of nine birds seen per school, moving up from fifth position, while carrion crows
moved up one place to eighth.
Starlings held onto the number two spot, but carrion crows
moved up two places from fifth in 2013 to third this year.