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Crow Facts & Trivia

Crow Facts

  • Crows live all over the world, except for Antarctica.
  • Crows are members of the Corvidae family
  • There are about 45 species of crow worldwide
  • Mating crows will stay together for many years and even life.
  • A common crow will live for about seven years.
  • Crows are emotional and will display anger, sadness and happiness.
  • Crows are considered song birds.
  • Crows have great memories often hiding food in many places and remembering where it is.
  • Suburban crows require only 10% of the nesting area a country crow will require.
  • Crows will crush an ant and rub it odor on their body like a perfume.
  • Pet crows will give their owner’s names a specific sound.
  • Female crows like a mate for life, but males will cheat.
  • Crows are omnivorous.
  • Crow body length ranges from 15-18 inches
  • A group of crows is called a “murder.”
  • Crows nest in groups of up to 1000 mainly at night.
  • The average height for a crow’s nest is about 24 feet.
  • Crows travel as far as 40 miles each day from evening roost sites to daytime feeding areas.
  • Crows will drop a nut on a street so that a car will run over it and crack it.
  • Crows congregate in large numbers in winter to sleep in common roosts.
  • The first crows in fact appeared in Miocene, 17 million years ago, in Australia and Oceania.
  • Crows are very caring and social animals.
  • A crow can imitate a human voice, much like a parrot.
  • Crows have been known to carry the West Nile virus.
  • American crows are thriving, particularly in association with suburban areas.
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Family: Corvidae
  • Genus: Linnaeus

Crow Movies

  • Heckle and Jeckle 1946
  • Dumbo 1941 (Crows)

Crow songs

  • A Crow On My Shoulder , by Autumn Blaze
  • Black Crow Blues, by Bob Dylan
  • Black Crow , by Jackson Browne
  • Black Crow , by Joni Mitchell
  • Crow On The Cradle , by Joni Mitchell
  • Greet the Sacred Crow , by Primus
  • Lonesome Crow, by The Scorpions

Famous Crows

  • Heckle and Jeckle, from Cartoons
  • Old Crow, from Whiskey

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