carrion crow


Definition of carrion crow

: a uniformly black crow (Corvus corone corone) occurring in much of western Europe

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Or perhaps because owls often are attacked and harassed during the day by carrion crows, kestrels and other birds. James Gorman, New York Times, "White Barn Owls Thrive When Hunting in Bright Moonlight," 2 Sep. 2019 Researchers will train the birds to respond to visual cues, such as flashing lights, and then figure out whether hooded and carrion crows can detect different visual contrasts. Quanta Magazine, "As Animals Mingle, a Baffling Genetic Barrier," 5 Aug. 2014

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First Known Use of carrion crow

1528, in the meaning defined above

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