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American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) discovered by Marcel Roy (#472)

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Observed: January 12, 2011 @ 1:00 PM
Posted on: January 13, 2011 @ 8:38 AM (diff: 1 days)
Comments:
The American Crow is a distinctive bird with iridescent black feathers all over. Its legs, feet and bill are also black. They are 40–50 centimeters (16–20 in) in length, of which the tail makes up about 40%. Each wing is around 27–34 centimeters (7–8 in) long. The bill length is on average 5 centimeters (2 in), varying strongly according to location. The American Crow is omnivorous. 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. Occasionally, they will visit bird feeders. The American Crow is one of only a few species of bird that has been observed modifying and using tools to obtain food.

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