American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Crows and Jays (Corvidae)

Code 4

AMCR

Code 6

CORBRA

ITIS

HEAD

American Crow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Steel gray to blue-gray in young, turning gray, then brown, and eventually dark brown at maturity.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

American Crow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 44 cm (17.5 in)
  • Weight: 453 g (16 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black
  • Underparts: Black with iridescent blue sheen.
  • Upperparts: Black with iridescent blue sheen.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

American Crow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Slow steady delierate direct flight with deep wing beats., Glides with slight dihedral from altitude to perch or ground, between perches, and from perch to ground.
  • Wingspan Range: 84-102 cm (33-40 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with iridescent blue and green sheen.
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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