Common in varied open and semiopen habitats from towns and farmland to open woodland and moorland; replaced to north, east, and northwest by Hooded Crow. Found in pairs or small groups, not usually in large flocks except at roosts. The quintessential big black crow, without obvious field marks. Smaller than Common Raven, which has longer, strongly graduated tail, heavier bill, shaggy throat, and deeper voice. Ravens soar and glide readily, whereas crows typically just flap along.