American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

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The American Crow is a very common scavanger bird, bigger than a blackbird and smaller than a Raven. They commonly travel is groups called a "murder" of crows. They are a very smart animal and generally keep their distance. They are smart animals and frequently are see cleaning up 'road kill'. Wikipedia identifies 4 subspecies, and if this one is where it belongs, it is a 'Western Crow', as the photo was taken on the Western Oregon Coast near Lincoln City.

Additional information: see Wikpedia - Amerian Crow

- - Updated 3/1/2016