American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Shrikes, Vireos, & Jays Uncommon Year-Round
The American Crow is an uncommon year-round resident on campus. It generally occurs in flocks, although it occasionally is seen singly or in pairs. It is a common breeding resident in southern California, especially in well-populated areas, but it is generally absent from the mountains and deserts.
High Count: 20, Average Count: 2-8
The American Crow is entirely black, and can be distinguished from the similar looking Common Raven by its smaller size, more rectangular wings, and square-shaped tail.