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

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  • Updated 22 June 2012
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Crows

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, Stormcrow

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