The American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) is a large passerine
bird species of the family Corvidae. It is a common bird found
throughout much of North America. American crows are the New World
counterpart to the carrion crow and the hooded crow. Although the
American crow and the hooded crow are very similar in size, structure
and behavior, their calls are different.
The American crow is omnivorous. It will feed on invertebrates of
all types, carrion, scraps of human food, seeds, eggs and nestlings,
stranded fish on the shore and various grains. American crows are
active hunters and will prey on mice, frogs, and other small animals.
In winter and autumn, their diet is more dependent on
nuts and acorns. Occasionally, they will visit bird feeders.
Kittery ME, Feb 2020