American Crow

American crow sitting on a fence
American crow. Photo by Khamkhor on Unsplash
AppearanceLarge all-black bird about 16-20″ long, wide neck with a long straight bill. Male and females have the same appearance.
DietOpportunistic scavengers eat just about anything they can find on the ground – especially garbage. Natural living fare includes insects, spiders, frogs, snakes, and other birds’ eggs & young.
Feeder FoodNot likely to visit a feeder.
HabitatCommon birds found in every contiguous US state and most of Canada. Types of habitat include fields, open wooded and forested areas, river edges, shores, towns, cities, parks, and more. The only place you won’t find them is in the hot desert.
NestingNest: Builds nests in a large shrub or tree as high as 20′
Broods: 1-2 broods/season
Clutch: 3-9 eggs per brood
Egg color: Ranging from brighter blue-green to a dull green or blue-gray with heavy gray and brown blotching
Egg size: 1.4 – 1.9 inches by 1 inch
Incubation: Both parents incubate the eggs for about 18 days.

Range Map

american crow range map
American crow range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.