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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

Prairie Onion
Allium textile

Habitat: Abundantly found throughout prairie regions.  Typically found on dry plains and hillsides.

Description: The flowers grow in small clusters at the ends of slender stems, typically white and lily-shaped.  The leaves of the Prairie Onion are long and very narrow.  Like most onions the plant produces a strong aroma.

Size: 8-25cm

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