Photo by Kevin McGowan

Cool Fact

To eat road kill, crows have to wait for something else to tear open the body or for the body to decompose and soften, since a crow’s beak isn’t usually strong enough to tear open the dead animal’s skin.


Call is a harsh “caw”. Also a variety of rattles, coos, and clear notes.
To listen to the songs of this species check out the ‘How to Identify’ section of its Focal Species page.


Farmland, towns, and suburbs.


Insects and other invertebrates, small birds and mammals, eggs, nestlings, grain, seeds, fruit, dead animals (carrion), and garbage.

Did you know?

Young crows may stay with their parents for years until they can find a home of their own. The young crows help their parents guard their territories and raise new young.