photo by Phil Swanson
L 17 1/2″ (45 cm).
Song or calls:
Listen (NGPC audio)
“Caw caw caw”
Description: Sexes similar.
Black overall. Long, heavy bill is noticeably smaller than in ravens. In flight, fan-shaped tail distinguishes all crows from ravens (wedge-shaped tail).
Food: An opportunistic feeder, it will consume a variety of plant and animal food: seeds, garbage, insects, mice, eggs, and nestlings.
Habitat: Occurs in a variety of habitats, including forests, wooded river bottoms, suburban areas, parks, and woodlots.
Where in Nebraska: Winter numbers are greatly increased by migrants from farther north.
Nebraska Seasons: Common to abundant spring and fall migrant and summer resident across the state.
Fun Facts: Offspring from previous nesting season will often remain with the family to help raise new young.