Carrion Crow ( Corvus corone )
Carrion Crow - Carrion Crow information - Carrion Crow facts
The carrion crow is spread all around Europe, then in Asia, North America and in Egypt. It is 51 cm /20 inches/ in size. Corvus corone has got blackish coloration, which might be glossy. Precisely the crows located in the eastern Europe do have blackish-grey plumage coloration and on the other hand the crown in western Europe are jet black. The bill is broad and blunt with no bare skin at the base. There is a feathering around the nostrils. The young are duller and less glossy in comparison to the adult birds.
The nest is generally made of twigs and sticks and is built by both crow partners. Generally it is situated in the trees. They can be found in parks, wooded areas, small forests, cemeteries etc. The hen has from 4 to 6 eggs, which are greenish with brownish markings. The hatching lasts for 18 days. During this time the cock feeds the hen. After the young are born, the parents take care of them for 31 days. They are omnivorous birds, which means they feed on insects, small invertebrates, tiny birds, seeds and as their name already reveals carrion is also part of their diet.
Corvus corone cornix