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American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

The American Crow is found throughout most of North America. It is similar to the Eurasian Carrion Crow, but can be separated both by range and by their vocalizations. These birds are familiar to most American and common in most urban, suburban and rural settings.

American Crows, when not breeding, will make their way at day’s end to communal roosts. These roost can host hundreds, sometimes thousands of individuals. There have been reports of some roosts having millions of members.

Most American Crows do not breed until three or four years old. Like other members of the corvid clan, the younger birds will help raise the young of their parents’ next season. These extended families can have 15-20 members.

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