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The American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) belongs to the Corvidae family of passerine birds. It’s a common bird that may be found in most of North America. The carrion crow and the hooded crow’s New World counterparts are American crows. The American crow and the hooded crow have comparable size, build, and activity, but their calls are distinct. Nonetheless, the American crow plays the same job in Eurasia as the hooded crow.

An American crow measures 40–50 cm (16–20 in) from beak to tail, with the tail accounting for about half of the total length. The weight varies between 300 and 600 grams (11 to 21 oz). Males are often bigger than females. CaaW!-CaaW!-CaaW! is the most common call.

The American crow has iridescent feathers and is completely black. It has a similar appearance to other all-black corvids. They may be recognized from the common raven (C. corax) by their size, from the fish crow (C. ossifragus) by the fact that they do not hunch and fluff their neck feathers when they call, and from the carrion crow (C. corone) by their size since the carrion crow is bigger and stockier.

Crows in the United States are abundant, broad, and vulnerable to the West Nile virus, making them an excellent bioindicator for tracking the infection’s spread. It is difficult for the virus to be transmitted directly from crows to people.

Christian Ludwig Brehm described the American crow in 1822. Its scientific name brachyrhynchos (‘billed’) is derived from Ancient Greek brachy- (‘short-‘) and rhynchos (‘billed’).


There are five subspecies that have been identified. Their bill proportions varied, and they form an approximate NE–SW clinal over North America. Birds in the extreme west and on the southern shore are the tiniest.

The northwestern crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos caurinus, was separated from its progenitors by Ice Age glaciation west of the Rocky Mountains. It’s only found in Pacific temperate rain forests, where it’s nearly supplanting the American crow. They only co-occur to some extent in the Seattle area. The voice has a distinct distinction.

Western North America, save the Arctic north, the Pacific Northwest, and the extreme south, is home to Corvus brachyrhynchos hesperis, the western crow. Smaller in size overall, with a thin beak and a low-pitched voice.

The American crow is a big bird with iridescent black feathers that cover its whole body. It has black legs, feet, and a black beak. They are 40–53 cm (16–21 in) long, with the tail accounting for roughly 40% of the total length. The wingspan ranges from 85 to 100 cm, while the wing chord is 24.5 to 33 cm (9.6 to 13.0 in) (33 to 39 in). The bill length varies greatly depending on the locale, ranging from 3 to 5.5 cm (1.2 to 2.2 in). The tarsus is 5.5–6.5 cm (2.2–2.6 in) long, while the tail is 13.5–19 cm long (5.3 to 7.5 in). The weight of a person can range between 316 to 620 grams (11.1 to 21.9 oz). Males are often bigger than females.

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