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American Crow

Corvus brachyrhnchos
Photo by Michael G. Shepard www.birdinfo.com

Habitat: Urban areas, forest edges, grasslands and parklands.

Description: Black body, thin beak, fan-shaped tail.

Size: 43-53cm in length.

Diet: Small vertebrates, other birds' eggs, berries, seeds, garbage

Fun Facts: American Crows can adapt to many different environments, and often don't migrate in the winter. A group of crows are called a "murder" and are known for their "caw caw" sound.

Source: Fisher, C. and J. Acorn.   Birds of Alberta.  1998.  Lone Pine Publishing

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Alfalfa Sulphurs
Colias eurytheme

Habitat:  The Alfalfa Sulphur can be found throughout southern and central Alberta from May to October.

Description:  Also known as the Orange Sulphur, the Alfalfa Sulphur looks very similar to other Sulphur butterflies but can be distinguished by three small dots on each of its underwings.  The tops of their wings however are orange.

Size:  35-40 mm

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