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American Crow
(Corvus brachyrhynchos)
walrus
Description
They are distinctive birds with iridescent black feathers all over. Their legs, feet and bill are also black. They have a squared-off to slightly rounded tail, a stout, pointed black bill with a slight hook at the end and strong legs and toes. They have stiff bristles over their nostrils. The American crow has a loud cawing call, can also produce a wide variety of sounds and sometimes mimic noises made by other animals, including other birds.
Dimensions
They measure from 16 to 21 inches in length, with the wingspan ranging from 33 to 39 inches. Their body mass can range from 11.1 to 22 oz. Males tend to be larger than females.
Diet
They are omnivorous. Their diet includes seeds, grains, fruits, nuts, and berries. They also eat small animals like earthworms, insects, mice, fish, clams, and turtles.
Habitat & Range
They prefer open areas with nearby trees. Agricultural and grassland areas are ideal habitat for crows to forage for their food. They are native to the Nearctic region all over North America. They can be found in the lower part of Canada and through the continental United States.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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