American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos


- Across North America

- Airy and wide areas

- Fields, sparse woodlands, forests and farming sites

Color Patterns

- Solid black

Unusual Behaviors/Facts

- Crows sunbathe for Vitamin D

- "Mobbing" is when you hear them giving harsh, drawn-out caws and see them diving into tree tops, chances are, there is a hawk or owl in the tree. It is how they protect their young.

- They will stand on anthills and let the ants climb on it. This behavior is called anting.

- Largest crow in North America

- Known for being intelligent


- social and vocal communication

- strong beak to rip flesh of animals

- wait at roadsides for food