Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Corvus corone

Carrion Crow

The common hawker is a large hawker dragonfly which is on the wing from the end of June through to October. It is a species found mainly in the uplands of the north and west, particularly moorland pools and lakes as well as garden ponds. Hawkers are the largest and fastest flying dragonflies; they catch their insect-prey mid-air and can hover or fly backwards.

How to identify the Carrion Crow?

The Carrion Crow is all-black, with a glossy sheen. Unlike the Rook, it has a black bill with no bare patches, and does not sport any feathery ‘trousers’ on its legs. It is smaller than the Raven and has a square-ended tail.

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Scientific Name

Corvus corone


England and Wales


Widespread. Absent from north-west Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.

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