American Crow Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)

General Information
- Length: 17 inches
- Entirely black plumage
- Squared-off tail
Very common in urban and agricultural areas

Similar species
Fish Crow very similar but has different call. Northwestern Crow also very similar but has different range. Ravens are similar but larger with wedge-shaped tails and different calls.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.

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