Crows are black birds found in the known world.
Like the larger ravens, crows have a reputation for scavenging corpses. Iron cages hanging from posts care called crow cages, as carrion crows can peck at prisoners held inside.
Crows are fond of sweetcorn; humans use scarecrows to ward off the birds.
Members of the black-clad Night's Watch are sometimes called crows, and their recruiters can be referred to as wandering crows. Free folk sometimes refer to the Watch as black crows, and the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch can be called Lord Crow by them.
House Morrigen of Crow's Nest includes a crow in their sigil, and a Goodbrother branch resides at Crow Spike Keep. Groups named after the bird include the Stone Crows and the Stormcrows.
The crow's nest is a lookout atop a ship's mast, and the lookout sailor can be called a crow's eye. Storm Crow is a ship at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea.
Euron Greyjoy is known as the Crow's Eye. Mors Umber has been called Crowfood after a crow pecked out his eye and he responded by biting its head off.
The defeat of the Sarnori by the Dothraki became known as the Field of Crows.
Some tales of Brynden Rivers claimed that carrion crows were spies who whispered secrets in his ears.
Crows nest atop the broken tower of Winterfell and the common hall of Castle Black. Bran Stark enjoys climbing the broken tower to feed corn to its crows.
A Game of Thrones
Comatose after falling from the First Keep, Bran dreams of a three-eyed crow.
A Clash of Kings
Arya Stark sees carrion crows during her travels in the wartorn riverlands.
Theon Greyjoy observes crows arriving at dusk after the battle at Winterfell, and Bran sees numerous crows feasting on bodies after the sack of Winterfell.
A Storm of Swords
The ghost of High Heart says she dreamed of a man without a face with a drowned crow on his shoulder.
A Feast for Crows
Samwell Tarly sees crows on bodies floating in Whispering Sound.
Crows are all liars.—Old Nan to Bran Stark
Tyrion saw no bodies, but the air was full of ravens and carrion crows; there had been fighting here, and recently.—thoughts of Tyrion Lannister
Brienne: I'll leave no innocents to be food for crows.
Jaime: A heartless wench. Crows need to eat as well.
Crows. When did a black bird ever bring good to a man's hall, I ask you? Never. Never.
How much can a crown be worth, when a crow can dine upon a king?—thoughts of Jaime Lannister
Crow's Eye, you call me. Well, who has a keener eye than the crow? After every battle the crows come in their hundreds and their thousands to feast upon the fallen. A crow can espy death from afar.—Euron Greyjoy to the kingsmoot
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 34, Catelyn VI.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 19, Arya V.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 1, Jaime I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Grasslands.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 The Sworn Sword.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 29, Arya V.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 8, Bran II.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 9, Arya III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 55, Jon VII.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 6, Jon I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 75, Samwell IV.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 37, Bran V.
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 23, Jon III.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 58, Jon XII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 6, Arya I.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 19, Jon III.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 17, Bran III.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 66, Theon VI.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 69, Bran VII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 22, Arya IV.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 45, Samwell V.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 24, Bran IV.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 56, Tyrion VII.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 60, Jon VIII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 33, Samwell II.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.