Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone). Taken at Farmoor, Oxon., on January 31st 2010.
Taken at Farmoor, Oxon., on January 31st 2010.
(1/200th sec at f14. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)


L: 44 - 51 cm; WS: 84 - 100 cm

The Carrion Crow is an all-black bird. The closely-related Hooded Crow has been split off as a separate species.

Carrion Crows can be found in England, Wales and southern Scotland. They are absent from Ireland.

They live in a variety of habitats, from the centre of cities to upland moorlands, and from woodlands to seashore. They build nests in tree crowns.

Carrion Crows are fairly solitary, usually found alone or in pairs.

There are about 1 million breeding territories in the UK.


21-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4+)
04-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
25-Feb-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon
24-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
23-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
15-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6)
12-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
04-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
30-Jan-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
28-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
25-Jan-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon
06-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
01-Jan-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)

19-Sep-2017 : Portland Bill, Dorset (20+)
22-Jan-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
02-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)

04-Jan-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon

22-Mar-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
02-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (1)

01-Aug-2014 : Leighton Moss, Lancashire (2)
04-May-2014 : Y Clywd, Ceredigion
15-Mar-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
22-Feb-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
16-Jan-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (2)
02-Jan-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)