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What Are Crows?
Crows are often unwanted neighbors, but they’re also fascinating birds. Here are some common questions and answers about these raucous pests.
What’s the difference between a raven and a crow?
Crows and ravens are in the same genus (Corvus), and they have many similarities, but they are in fact different birds. Ravens are bigger and have shaggy throat feathers, while crows are smaller. Ravens also have wedge-shaped tails, while crows do not. Ravens soar more often than crows and sometimes do somersaults in the air. One of the main differences between ravens and crows is the sounds that they make. The call of a crow is a harsh, strong caw. The sound of a raven is a deeper, more throaty croak.
What do you call a group of crows?
A group of crows is often called a murder in literature and pop culture, but sometimes they are simply called a flock.
What do crows like to eat?
Crows will eat almost anything, but they tend to feed on the ground. They eat any insects like earthworms, but they will also eat other small animals, seeds, and fruit. Crows are known for fishing through garbage, eating carrion, and robbing chicks from their nests.
Where do crows live?
Crows will live in any open place where they can perch in a tree and have a good supply of food. During the winter, crows live in communal roosts with hundreds or thousands of neighbors.
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