Bird #512 — Carrion Crow

corvus (raven) corone (crow, from krozo, to croak)

Thursday, April 18, 2019 — 12:20 pm

Stuttgart, Germany — Patch Barracks

My daughter had to buy a ham for Easter dinner, so she took us to the commissary at Patch Barracks, a U.S. Army base housed in a World War II-era German tank base. As we drove through the base, I spotted a crow near the baseball diamond.

The Carrion Crow looks very like the American Crow. I’m pretty sure I’d have a hard time telling them apart even if they stood right next to each other. The call of the Carrion Crow is a bit different, having a little more of the nasal pitch of the Fish Crow.

I got a good photo in the Old Cemetery in Böblingen the same evening. Throughout the week I saw many in woods, in agricultural land, and in towns and cities.

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