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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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Large Marble
Euchloe ausonides

Habitat:  The Large Marble can be found flying in open woods and along ridges throughout Alberta

Description:  This butterfly is mostly white save for its hind wing which has a beautiful green marble pattern running through it.  The Large Marble can be distinguished from other marble butterflies by its greater size and also the thick cell bar that can be found on its upper wing.

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