Why is the Carrion Crow called the Carrion Crow? How did the Carrion Crow get its name?
The Carrion Crow (Corvus corone), native to western Europe, eats carrion. Carrion is the meat of dead animals. It will also eat insects, worms, grain, seeds, fruit, frogs, eggs, and small animals.
It is a scavenger. It will look through rubbish bins for food, and forage near humans for household waste.
The Carrion Crow also hunts together with other crows to kill an animal, usually a bird, such as a pigeon.
[Location of photographs: Paris, France]
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM