Eastern carrion crow

The eastern carrion crow (Corvus corone orientalis, originally a separate species C.orientalis.) is a member of the crow family and a subspecies of the carrion crow. Differences from the nominate subspecies include a larger size, at a length about 500 millimetres (20 in), and more graduated outer tail feathers. The eastern carrion crow is found in Siberia from the Yenisei to Japan, south to Central Asia, Afghanistan, Eastern Iran, Kashmir, Tibet and northern China. They generally lay three to five eggs in trees or buildings. The eggs show no difference from the nominate subspecies.[1]

Eastern carrion crow
Corvus corone orientalis in Aomori, Japan.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
C. c. orientalis
Trinomial name
Corvus corone orientalis
Eversmann, 1841
  • Corvus orientalis


  1. "Eastern Carrion Crow". Avian Information System - Indian Biodiversity Information System. Foundation for Ecological Security. 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2012-07-06.

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