A crow thinks her own bird fairest

A crow thinks her own bird fairest.

A Danish proverb

Northwestern Crow

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Northwestern Crow

The Northwestern Crow (Corvus caurinus) is an all-black passerine bird of the crow genus that is a native of northwestern part of North America.

It is very similar to the more western forms of the widespread American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) but it is slightly smaller. It’s calls are different from the American crow.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 14.5 inches
• Entirely black plumage
• Squared-off tail
• Range restricted to coastal areas from Alaska to Washington

Similar species:
American Crow is very similar but has different range. Common Raven is larger with wedge-shaped tail and different call.

The Northwestern Crow, as its name infers, is seen from the north-western coastal regions and offshore islands of southern Alaska, down through British Columbia and Washington state.

This type of crow can often be seen in and near urban areas. Beaches and shorelines are the principal forage areas of this species of crow. The Northwestern Crow eats stranded fish, shellfish, crabs and mussels, and also searches through refuse containers for suitable food items.



A crow thinks her own bird fairest.

A Danish proverb


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