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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

area wildlife + plants

Wild Strawberry
Fragaria virginiana
Compound leaves with 3 leaflets, that are broad, oval shaped and toothed.  Blue-green in color, smooth above and hairy below. White flowers grow on a leafless stem, 5 petals per flower.  "Berry" is 10-15mm in diameter (much smaller than the berries you buy in the supermarket).
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