Corvids

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Corvids
CrowsJays


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Local corvids include crows and jays.

Crows

American Crow

(Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Entirely black. Large, long-legged, thick-necked bird with heavy, straight bill. In flight, wings are fairly broad and rounded with wingtip feathers spread like fingers. Short tail, squared off at the end. Very social, sometimes forming noisy flocks in the thousands. Aggressive, often chase away hawks and owls. Common in fields, woods, and cities. Thrives around people.

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) - © Ken Czworka
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) - © David Malak

Jays

Blue Jay

(Cyanocitta cristata)
Blue above, light gray below. Black and white markings on wings and tail. Larger than a robin, smaller than a crow. Crest and long tail. Noisy and conspicuous in areas with large trees. Regularly visits feeders.

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) - © Ken Czworka
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) - © Ken Czworka

Ravens

Raven