North Louisiana Wildlife

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Curious American crow looking over its shoulder from a tree perch

Did you know that a group of crows is called a murder?

a Glance

American crow foraging for nest building materials

Key Features:

American crows are black with long, thick beaks and short square tails.

Least Concern - Population Increasing


Cities, fields, garbage dumps, open forests, parking lots, roadsides, towns, yards

nesting habits:

Crows build nests hidden in evergreen trees made of bark, hair, pine needles, twigs, and weeds.

seasons crows are active in our area:

All year


Berries, crawfish, earthworms, fish, frogs, fruits, grains, insects, mice, mussels, nuts, roadkill, seeds, and turtles

hunting Behavior:

Crows forage by wading in water for prey and carcasses. Crows also eat roadkill and crops.

commonly confused with:

Crows are unique in North Louisiana. Here are two neat facts.

Fish crow perched on a branch

Crows can make and use tools.

American crows foraging with an eastern gray squirrel on the ground

Crows have funerals for their dead where they gather and caw.

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