American Crow

Bird, An American Crow perched on a stone wall
Photo by Kasturi Roy

The American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) is a large passerine bird species of the family Corvidae. It is a common bird found throughout much of North America. American crows are the New World counterpart to the carrion crow of Europe and the hooded crow of Eurasia; they all occupy the same ecological niche. Although the American crow and the hooded crow are very similar in size, structure, and behavior, their calls and visual appearance are different.

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