Common Crow – Карельский зоопарк

Common Crow

Class: Birds

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

Weight: 0.8 – 1.6 kg

Height: approximately 30 cm

Body length: 48-56 cm

Coloration: Black and grey plumage. The head, wings, tail, and legs are black, while the body is grey.

Age of sexual maturity: 2-3 years

Incubation period: 20 days

Lifespan: 15 years

Habitat range: The common crow is widespread in Eurasia (including Greenland), North America, and North Africa from the Arctic coasts to subtropical regions and the northern edge of the tropics. It ascends mountains up to 5000–8000 m. In Russia, it is absent only in the northernmost peninsulas (Yamal, Taymyr, Gydan) and most Arctic islands.

Diet: The crow’s diet includes insects, fish, frogs, worms, and the eggs of other birds. Some species in flocks also attack small animals.

Did you know?

  • The crow’s language is highly developed; the bird can use sounds of different tones to attract the opposite sex, signal gatherings, threaten, scold, or communicate other messages.
  • The number of crows in a single flock can reach up to 50 individuals.
  • The record lifespan among crows is 59 years.