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Florida Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos pascuus

Description:

Most wild Crows live for about 7--8 years Crows are monogamous breeding birds. Mated pairs will form large families of up to 15 individuals from several breeding seasons that remain together for many years. Offspring from a previous nesting season will usually remain with the family to assist in rearing new nestlings. Crows do not reach breeding age for at least two years. Most do not leave the nest to breed for four to five years. Crows are very social, sometimes forming flocks in the millions. Inquisitive and sometimes mischievous, crows are good learners and problem-solvers, often raiding garbage cans and picking over discarded food containers. They're also aggressive and often chase away larger birds including hawks, owls and herons."American Crows are protected internationally by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918".

Habitat:

Pine trees


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12 Comments

p.young713
p.young713 6 years ago

No, Emma, I will try and see them next week when I get a chance." Im writing a big research paper right now". I think that the flock flew over my head the other day while I was trying to see the Sand hill cranes. They were were loudly crackling. Lol. The photos did not turn out good, so I did not post them. I will try again next week. "Thanks Karen, for the information". I did not know they could use wire to hook their food. Thats amazing.
Karen, I love them too. They are smart.

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

I love crows! They are such intelligent birds; someone did an experiment using about a dozen different crows where they put a treat at the bottom of a bottle & left a piece of wire close by. All of the birds worked out how to bend the wire & fish out the treat!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

did you revisit these crows?

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

you should have saved the stick as a souvenir!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Maybe they were being playful?reminding you to feed them? or just plain territorial!!
Quiet an encounter!! Thanks for sharing!

p.young713
p.young713 6 years ago

No, I have not seen it. My father told me about crows when I was a kid, he said they would build nest and steal shiny objects, such as gum wrappers and jewelery, to hide in their nests. I have read a couple of books on crows and their symbolism in other cultures and also studies of their behavior and intelligence. Usually they are friendly. But yesterday, they were very feisty. I didn't have any food with me, "I usually do, to feed them"

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

they are feisty and very intelligent! Have you seen the video made By David Attenborough of how crows break nuts by throwing them in the incoming traffic?

p.young713
p.young713 6 years ago

Thank You Emma! These were angry birds!! "One threw a stick at my head". Im not joking. Maybe, there was a nest in the tree?

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

great audio and video!

p.young713
p.young713 6 years ago

Thank You very Much!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

The first one is a nice shot.

Tampa, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.95, Long: -82.46

Spotted on Jan 10, 2012
Submitted on Jan 11, 2012

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