Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Days of the Crows

American Crow : American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) in a grassy field
Photo courtesy

Right now about the only birds I'm seeing regularly in the yard are American Crows (of course, in addition to our House Finches, Chickadees, and House Sparrows seem to be hiding out a bit more than usual).  What I didn't know is that American Crows are monogamous cooperative breeding birds.  They do not reach breeding age for at least two years, so offspring from a previous nesting season will usually remain with the family to assist in rearing new nestlings.   For more information click here and click here.

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