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
mustakondorinokivaris

carrion crow

nRabenkrähe f

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."
But for the miscreant exile who returned Minded in flames and ashes to blot out His father's city and his father's gods, And glut his vengeance with his kinsmen's blood, Or drag them captive at his chariot wheels-- For Polyneices 'tis ordained that none Shall give him burial or make mourn for him, But leave his corpse unburied, to be meat For dogs and carrion crows, a ghastly sight.
Yellowhammers have also plunged by 34%, house sparrows by 20% and linnets by 14% Winners since 1995 in the region include woodpigeon, up 22%; swallow 32%; carrion crow 11%; blackcap 26%; goldfinch 44%; chaffinch 23%; greenfinch 21%; wren 31%; dunnock 34%; robin 28%; blackbird 35%, blue tit 2% and coal tit 32%.
The first species officially recorded was a carrion crow and the last was the caterpillar of a ghost moth.
Let us not forget the full name of the crow - the carrion crow. Much of what it eats is carrion.
In the last nine months, it has taken in 82 cats and kittens, 51 domestic rabbits, 11 wild rabbits, 20 chickens, 36 pigeons, 14 ducks, nine guinea pigs, seven gerbils, two chinchillas, five ferrets, six geese, eight hedgehogs, five Giant African land snails, a squirrel, a toad, a barn owl, a carrion crow, a dog and a jackdaw.
But an adult water hen, common sandpiper and even a fully grown carrion crow were on the menu.
The chough -also called the Red-leggedCrow in Welsh,or Fire-Crow as its scientific name translates -is of the Corvidae family and is related to the Carrion Crow, theJackdaw and the Raven.
She described Judith as a carrion crow who was condescending, calculating and callous.