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Carrion Crow
Corvus corone corone
Size: 44-50cm
UK Status: common resident breader / winter visitor

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Large familiar all-black bird. Distinguished from similar Rook by black bill and more rounded forehead. Also more often found alone or in pairs than the more gregarious Rook. Much smaller than Raven, and has rounded tail end. Also, flight less driving than Raven. Resident in Western Europe, England, Wales and Southern Scotland. In Ireland, Northern Scotland and the rest of Europe the Carrion Crow is replaced by sub-species Hooded Crow which differs only in pluamge: Hooded Crow has grey nape, back and belly. Inhabits most areas, from town parks and suburbs to woodland and moors.

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