American Crow

Jays and Crows

American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

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Jays and Crows

American Crow

Daniel Fitzgerald

American Crow

Found in open forests and woodlands, but also ranges into open or partly open country with scattered trees.

Black overall, with smaller bill than the Common Raven; also note rectangular-shaped tail (compared to raven's wedge-shaped tail). Deep steady wing beats; does not soar as frequently as does Common Raven.

Uses branches and twigs to build its cup-shaped nest, which is usually placed in a tree. Like other members of its family, it has an omnivorous diet containing a wide variety of plant and animal matter.

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