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Found throughout northern and western Middle-earth
Various species within the genus Corvus
From Old English crawian, imitative of the bird's call


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  • Updated 22 June 2012
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Black carrion birds associated in Tolkien's work with the forces of darkness. The most feared variety in the Westlands of Middle-earth was the large type known as crebain.

See also...

Crebain, Spy-birds, Stormcrow

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