You Have To Appreciate The Intelligence Of The American Crow

You Have To Appreciate The Intelligence Of The American Crow

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American Crow

Found throughout most of the US and Canada, these large, all-black, intelligent birds are very common. You can usually hear their hoarse, cawing voices when you are out and about.

They can be found in various habitats ranging from the parks in the center of towns, fields, in treetops and to the open woods.

Their diet consists of, oh pretty much anything! They eat the usual, worms, insects, seeds, other small animals, but they’ll also eat carrion, fruit, garbage and chicks that they rob from other bird’s nests!

In winter they will congregate in large numbers to sleep in communal roosts. They can have a few hundred to 2 million crows in these roosts! Often they will roost in the same area for as many as 100 years. Let me know if you have one near you, I can imagine that between their cawing voices and the mess it must be like living next to a nightmare!

Crows are extremely smart, they actually can make and use tools. They can shape a piece of wood and then stick it into a hole in search of food. If you get a chance, watch the PBS special that they did on crows and you will be amazed at just what this intelligent bird can do!

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