American Crow

Two black birds sitting on a wire looking to the left. The bird on the right is slightly lower than the one on the left.

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American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Length 17.5” Wingspan 39”
Large straight bill, broad wings, short slightly rounded tail, black, seen flapping wings, extremely diverse diet, clear caw call

American Crows sing a series of loud, throaty caw-caw-caws that is unmistakable once heard.


Last updated: August 18, 2020

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