Animals of the world, Crow

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  • Crows can be found all over the world in a variety of habitats
  • Crows will occupy almost any woodland, farmland, orchard, or residential neighbourhood, as long as sufficient shelter and enough trees suitable for nesting are available
  • They are all black or black with little white or grey plumage. They are stout with strong bills and legs
  • They all have strong, scaly feet, and stout or curved bills, mostly with a small patch of bristly feathers covering the nostrils.
  • Crows are extremely intelligent birds. They are known for their problem-solving skills and amazing communication skills.
  • Crows have demonstrated the ability to distinguish individual humans by recognizing facial features
  • Crows eat whatever is available—insects, spiders, snails, fish, snakes, eggs, nestling birds, cultivated fruits, nuts, and vegetables
  • As winter approaches, northern crows gather in large night-roosting groups
  • Crows make a wide variety of calls or vocalizations
  • Adult crows have few predators—eagles, hawks, owls, and human hunters
  • Crows spend the majority of their time in fairly restricted areas
  • A crow may live 13 years in the wild and more than 20 years in captivity.

 

References; Nationalgeographic.com, Wikipedia, Britannica.com, BBC.com, Australiangeographic.com, Birdlife.org.au,worldwildlife.com