What's the difference between
a hooded crow
and a carrion crow?

What's the difference between crows
and hooded crows?

    • Carrion crows and hooded crows are so similar to each other that they were long thought to be the same species. In 2002, however, it was decided that the hooded crows were a distinct species.

    • Carrion crows are common in England and Wales. However, in North and West Scotland, the Isle of Man and on the island of Ireland, the hooded crow effectively replaces the carrion crow.

    • The hooded crow is also common in northern and central Europe.

    • Carrion crows are glossy black all over while hooded crows are largely light grey except for their black head and wings.