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hooded crow

a European crow, Corvus corone cornix, having a gray body and black head, wings, and tail.
Origin of hooded crow
First recorded in 1490-1500 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • As well might a hooded crow try to match a peregrine that swooped to snatch away the dove from beneath its claws.

    Red Eve H. Rider Haggard
  • The food of the hooded crow is not known to differ from that of allied species, the bird being practically omnivorous.

    British Sea Birds Charles Dixon
  • As the hooded crow is only a seasonable visitant, it is but little felt as a poacher.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • Speaking of Ravens brings us of course to a passing notice of the hooded crow.

  • A hooded crow perched on the railing of the balcony and, apparently resenting his remarks, cawed defiantly at him.

    The Elephant God Gordon Casserly
  • In the same district the autumnal passage of the hooded crow is little if any less impressive.

  • There is a kind of crow, which is seen in England in flocks, called the hooded crow.

  • Memmi, on the other hand, knocked his head against the tree-trunks like a hooded crow.

    Massimilla Doni Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for hooded crow

hooded crow

a subspecies of the carrion crow, Corvus corone cornix, that has a grey body and black head, wings, and tail Also called (Scot) hoodie (ˈhʊdɪ), hoodie crow
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