Remarkably Curious and Intelligent, Crows and Ravens Deserve a Closer Look
A new book offers a close look at the lives of these wonderfully smart, charismatic birds.
American Crow Size: Average total length is 18 inches. Beak: Thinner beak. Feathers: Rounded, fan- shaped tail. Shorter, smooth throat feathers. Call: Caw, caw. Behavior: Very social, rarely found alone, can be mischievous. Flight: Methodical flapping, rarely broken up with glides. Range: Widespread through- out temperate regions of North America. --Brianna Elliott
This story originally ran in the May-June 2013 issue as "Brains Over Brawn."