Why is the Carrion Crow called the Carrion Crow?

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. 

Carrion Crow

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. 

Carrion Crow
Carrion Crow
Carrion Crow
Carrion Crow
Carrion Crow
Carrion Crow

[Location of photographs: Paris, France]

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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