Crows are intelligent, social birds but also they can also be raucous pests and cause damage to food crops. Learn about to identify, control, and prevent crows when necessary.
The American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) is very common across North American farmlands, fields, woodlands, shores, river groves, towns, and even cities. Crows will live in any open place where they can perch in a tree and have a good supply of food. It’s hard to miss their distinctive, “caw! caw!”
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.
Learn more about crows and how they contribute to the ecosystem.