Zwarte kraai

Fauna

Explanation

Of the corvids, the carrion crow is the most prominent inhabitant of Tapijn. During winter, large groups of them often spend the night in the tops of the trees within Tapijn. It can get quite noisy when they are trying to find a suitable place to sleep. You will see the crows flying about randomly, landing somewhere, and then flying off again. And all this is accompanied by their loud ‘caw, caw’. During the breeding season, crows, unlike rooks, do not form groups.

Relationship with humans

Why we do what we do

Because crows also eat seeds, they are a threat to farmers’ crops. Within that context, crows are still being killed. The number of crows in urban areas has increased slightly in recent years. On the one hand, humans are a threat to the crow, but the presence of humans also provides the crow with food sources.