3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Length 19 inches No bird is better known throughout the length and breadth of our country than the Crow. Although this black marauder has few friends, his sharp wits and cunning everywhere make it possible for him to hold his own against all the persecution that has been directed against him. Indeed, it seems altogether unlikely that the numbers of this resourceful bird will ever be greatly reduced through campaigns of destruction. In spite of his bad reputation, there are those who have come to his defense from various points of view. Even the Bureau of Biological Survey, which has thoroughly studied the food habits of the crow, tells us that at certain seasons and under certain conditions, the crow is a very useful bird. He eats a great many harmful insects, such as May beetles, June bugs, grasshoppers and grubs. During the fall and winter crows congregate in large numbers at some favorite roosting-place usually a dense woodland or a wooded island in a lake or river. The nest is built of sticks and lined with grass, moss, or the bark of the grape-vine. It is usually well up in trees and contains from four to six bluish eggs thickly marked with shades of brown Classivication: Order Passeres Family Corvida Scientific name: Corvus brachyrhynchos Range: Throughout temperate North America

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