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American Crow

Corneille d'Amérique

Corvus brachyrhynchos

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The American Crow can be seen throughout the North American continent. This large black coloured bird is the second largest passerine seen in North Americare. Only the raven is larger than it. There are sub-species of the American Crow, just recently, the Northwestern Crow, which was a species on its own, has now been brought back into the American Crow sub-groups.

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This crow can be seen in very large numbers in the spring and the fall seasons, has it gathers into large flocks during its migration period. Common to many species of corvids, these crows can be seen in the early morning and late evening hours, flying in large numbers to or from their nightly roosting trees.

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

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