Carrion Crow

Corvus corone

(C. c. sharpii)

Armenian Name: Մոխրագույն ագռավ
Carrion Crow

See Plate 60 for Carrion Crow and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Common
Length:45-47 cm, Wing Span:93-104 cm
Distribution Map: Map 344.
Description: Gray body with slight pinkish tint. Black head, throat, wings, and tail; powerful bill.
Juvenile: Similar to adult but gray areas have brown tint; mottled upperparts.
Behavior: Breeds solitarily. Outside breeding season, often forms large roosts at night, especially in urban areas.
Habitat: Widespread, often associated with towns and villages in rural areas; avoids mountain tops and dense forest.
Food: Invertebrates, seeds, small vertebrates, carrion.
Nest: Large cup of sticks and twigs lined with finer material in fork high in tree, on building, or electrical pylon.
Eggs: 43 mm, 3-6, pale blue, dark green blotches and lines.