Carrion crows are found in western Europe and throughout Asia. Where distributions of carrion crows and the very closely related hooded crows meet, interbreeding occurs and creates hybrid crows. Carrion crows mate for life and lay five blue eggs each spring. The chicks are brought up on a wholesome diet of maggots and worms. Carrion crows have a strange obsession with fire and, though otherwise known for their intelligence, have been known to carry burning material back to their nests.
Scientific name: Corvus corone
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1
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