The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Carrion \Car"ri*on\, a.
Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on
A prey for carrion kites. --Shak.
Carrion beetle (Zool.), any beetle that feeds habitually on
dead animals; -- also called sexton beetle and burying
beetle. There are many kinds, belonging mostly to the
Carrion buzzard (Zool.), a South American bird of several
species and genera (as Ibycter, Milvago, and
Polyborus), which act as scavengers. See Caracara.
Carrion crow, the common European crow (Corvus corone)
which feeds on carrion, insects, fruits, and seeds.