Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52521

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Corvidae
Genus:Corvus
Genus species:Corvus brachyrhynchos

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:43-53 cm
Weight:.5 kg
Identification:The house crow has black body feathers glossed with metallic violet. Its wings are black with a green-violet gloss, and the eyes are brown.
Habitat:Woodlands, rural and urban areas
Diet:Omnivore: insects, crustaceans, snakes, young birds, carrion, corn, grain
Reproduction:Breeding pairs of this species may mate for life. Each pair lays 4-6 eggs beteen February and June. The female incubates the eggs for 18 days before they hatch.
In the fall, large flocks gather in communal roosts. Foraging is usually done in pairs.
Behavior:Crows are very adaptable. Northern populations are migratory.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:If threatened by a hawk or owl, flocks of crows will attack the larger predator.

Other Information

Geographic:Central North America
Southern North America
Date:1966-02 Subjects:House crow
perching birds
American crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos
Crows
Corvus
Corvida
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52521