Living Bird Magazine
Northwestern CrowCorvus caurinus
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Corvidae
A small crow of the northern Pacific Coast, the Northwestern Crow is becoming quite at home in urban areas as well as along the shore. It is smaller than the American Crow and has a more nasal call, but it is so similar that the two may in fact be the same species.More ID Info
- Cuervo de Alaska (Spanish)
- Corneille d'Alaska (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Northwestern Crow may be only a subspecies of the American Crow. The two are extremely similar, differing just in size and voice. In the Puget Sound area a number of intermediate crows can be found, and just what species is the common one there is difficult to determine.
- The oldest recorded Northwestern Crow was at least 16 years, 8 months old when it was seen in British Columbia, and identified by its band in 1996. It had been banded in the same province in 1979.