carrion crow definition

  • noun:
    • a standard European crow (Corvus corone) having glossy-black plumage.
    • The common European black crow Corvus corone.
    • The US black colored vulture Coragyps atratus.
    • See under Carrion.
    • the typical crow of European countries, Corvus corone: so called as it frequently feeds on carrion. See cut-under crow.
    • The urubu or black vulture of America, Catharista atrata, a typical bird associated with southern usa, resembling the turkey-buzzard, and feeding completely upon carrion.
    • the normal crow of The united states, Corvus americanus.
    • A name regarding the European rook, Corvus frugilegus.
    • American vulture smaller compared to the turkey buzzard
  • adjective:
    • the normal European crow (Corvus corone) which feeds on carrion, bugs, fruits, and seeds.

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