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American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

Did you talk about mobbing?

  • The crow forms large groups in the winter to sleep in communal dormitories. These groups can count several hundred to several thousand individuals.
  • It sometimes makes and uses tools in order to access food (a behaviour that is especially seen in captivity).
  • Aggressive and territorial, it can hunt, in groups, larger birds who threaten its nest, like hawks, owls and eagles. This behaviour is called mobbing.