Bird | Southern Canada, the United States, Northern Mexico
Corvids are the most intelligent and adaptable of all the birds. They have a highly evolved social system that aids them in dealing with any situation. And in case you hadn’t noticed, crows are very vocal! They’ve even been known to mimic human speech.
In the wild: Vegetables, nuts, fruit, insects, mice, eggs, young birds, carrion
At the Zoo: Beef, thawed frozen mice, lake smelt, dog kibble
Grasslands, open woodlands, forests, coastal areas, farmland, cities
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – least concern
Crows are considered pests in some agricultural areas, leading to the invention of the scarecrow. Crow numbers have been quite steady, but high susceptibility to West Nile virus may cause population decreases in the near future.