1A medium-sized, typically all-black crow that is common throughout much of Eurasia.
- Corvus corone, family Corvidae. See also hooded crow.
- In much of Ireland and Scotland, our carrion crow is replaced by the grey-and-black hooded crow; in the border zones, the two species inter-breed.
- The side-blotched lizard, and the carrion crow (Corvus corone corone) are among the animals revealed by researchers to possess a social behavior.
- This is the hooded crow, which is only a carrion crow, at least as far as bird scientists are concerned.
2 another name for black vulture (sense 1).
- The three vulture species in North America, the turkey vulture, black vulture, and California condor, are in the family cathartidae.
- Huge, black vultures soar over canyon, desert and forest, circling nimbly on updrafts.
- I don't see any black vultures but I do see the better soaring turkey vultures and a number of hawks.
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