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The Crow (Corvus frugilegus) is one of the 4 European species of birds that are taxonomically part of the genus Corvus, family Corvidae.

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The largest variant has a strong beak with black plumage, being spread from Western Europe to the steppes of Asia, Altai land. The other variant is smaller with dark plumage with purple hues, reaches Asia East to the Pacific Coast.

The crow is a bird that lives in relatively large groups, in lowland, hill regions with forests, fields and fields. It is widespread from the west: Ireland, Great Britain, France and northern Spain to the steppes of Altai.

He does not live in Switzerland or some regions of Austria and Italy. The limit of spread to northern Europe is Denmark, southern Sweden, and the southeastern region of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. In the winter months it retreats to the southern Balkans: Greece and Turkey.

It was successfully introduced by humans to New Zealand where it is currently being decimated.

Crow Food

Like the other birds in this family, Crows consume food of plant and animal nature, from worms, snails, insects, larvae, small mammals, for example rodents, or occasionally birds or their eggs, corpses, fruits, various vegetable seeds as well as those on the seed that they remove with their beak from the ground.

Features Crow

The crow (45 cm) does not change during the year its black color with reddish shades of plumage, and in appearance they can not be confused with other species.

It has a slightly curved, sharp and powerful beak. It is a good flier, being easily recognized by its croaking, which changes its tone after situations when the bird is aggressive or greets its Mate.

They are active birds by day, and can be seen on the fields from sunrise until dusk.

Crow Breeding

They nest in trees and live in large colonies, flying in flocks, on fields.

They may be sedentary or migratory birds depending on the low temperatures in the region where they live. Crows are monogamous, nesting on trees, under bridges, bushes.

Ponta maxima consists of 9 greenish gray eggs, hatched 16-19 days by the female, which is fed during this time by the male.

The chicks stay in the nest until they are 1 month old, during which time they are fed by both parents. At the age of 1 year the young is fit for reproduction.

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