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American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos

A large, common seen bird around Montreal. The species is well adapted to human life and can be observed in almost every park on island Montreal as well as within the city itself.

Common Names

  • American Crow (en)
  • Cuervo americano (es)
  • Corneille d'Amérique (fr)
  • Amerikanerkrähe (de)

Taxonomy

  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Corvus brachyrhynchos

Where & When to Spot

All year long. During the warmer season, this species tends to move around in small flocks while in winter they are more often looking for food alone.

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

LocationSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Park Angrignon, Montreal 3 1 1 1
Park Mont-Royal 2 0 0 1
Park Pointe aux Prairies 1 0 0 0
Rapids Park Lachine 3 0 0 1

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

The species is all black. The tail is almost as long as the rest of the bird. Males are a bit larger than females. Difficult to distinguish from the Common Raven which is larger in size. If you are near central Montreal and you see this bird, it is most probably a crow. Outside of the island, look at the tail when flying, raven displays a diamond while the crow’s tail is flat.

Photos

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

pippy-park - 2017-08-15

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 640;

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2017-04-29

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 640;

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Park Mont-Royal - 2016-03-04

NIKON D7100; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 320;

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

mont-saint-bruno - 2015-05-17

NIKON D7100; 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/500; Aperture f5.6; Iso 280;

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