Crow behavior
Jan 16, 2008Public
Photo: American Crow pulling wing of Herring Gull.
Photo: American Crows allopreening.  Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY, 19 November 2007.  The preening bird is a 6-year-old male preening a hatch-year bird.  The older bird is probably a half-brother, but could be the father of the younger crow.
Video: VIDEO - American Crows allopreening. Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY, 19 November 2007.  This is a more forceful allopreening job than normal. The preening bird is a 6-year-old male preening a hatch-year bird.  The older bird is probably a half-brother, but could be the father of the younger crow.
Photo: American Crows allopreening. Tompkins Co., NY, 1 January 2001. The preening bird is an adult; the other is less than one-year old. Note the somewhat reluctant attitude of the young bird as it leans away from the adult.
Photo: American Crow allopreen solicit. Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY, 2 October 2001.  The bird on the left is the 3-year-old offspring of the adult male on the right, and is trying to get him to allopreen.
Photo: American Crow allopreen solicit. Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY, 2 October 2001.  The bird on the left is the 3-year-old offspring of the adult male on the right, and is trying harder to get him to allopreen.  It didn't work.
Photo: American Crows harassing a juvenile Cooper's Hawk that had just caught a Rock Pigeon on the compost piles. One wingtip of the pigeon can be seen sticking up through the hawk's left wing.
Photo: American Crows harassing a juvenile Cooper's Hawk that had just caught a Rock Pigeon on the compost piles. The hawk flew off left and the pigeon to the right.  (And that's a juvenile American Crow with big hunger bars on its tail flying out of the top right of the photo.
Video: VIDEO - Crows harassing a juvenile Turkey Vulture. The group included a young-of-the-year crow, YE BART08. 10 Sep 2008.
Photo: American Crow opening garbage bag
Photo: Brave or foolish crow harassing Great Horned Owl.  VX YFER05 is a five-year-old that was mobbing this owl alone.  VX repeatedly flew from its home territory, one or two territories away to mob the owl.  Up to 50 other joined on occasion.
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Photo: Fish Crow mobbed by Common Grackle
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Photo: Fish Crow mobbed by Common Grackle
Photo: American crow carrying food with feet (VERY unusual); chased by other crows
Photo: American crow carrying food with feet (VERY unusual); chased by other crows; 2
Photo: American Crow eating sumac
Photo: American Crow eating sumac
Photo: American Crow eating sumac
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