Name: American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Conservation Status: Least Concern (LE)
Description: A large passerine bird species of the family Corvidae. Although the American crow and the hooded crow are very similar in size, structure and behavior, their calls are different. The American crow, nevertheless, occupies the same role that the hooded crow does in Eurasia. From beak to tail, an American crow measures 40–50 cm (16–20 in), almost half of which is tail. Mass varies from about 300 to 600 g (11 to 21 oz). Males tend to be larger than females. The most usual call is CaaW!-CaaW!-CaaW!. The American crow is all black, with iridescent feathers. It looks much like other all-black corvids.
Distribution: It is a common bird found throughout much of North America. American crows are the New World counterpart to the carrion crow and the hooded crow.
Diet: It will feed on invertebrates of all types, carrion, scraps of human food, seeds, eggs and nestlings, stranded fish on the shore and various grains. American crows are active hunters and will prey on mice, frogs, and other small animals. In winter and autumn, the diet of American crows is more dependent on nuts and acorns.
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