American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

A large, common seen bird around Montreal. The species is well adapted to human life and can be observed in almost every park on island Montreal as well as within the city itself.

How To Identify

The species is all black. The tail is almost as long as the rest of the bird. Males are a bit larger than females. Difficult to distinguish from the Common Raven which is larger in size. If you are near central Montreal and you see this bird, it is most probably a crow. Outside of the island, look at the tail when flying, raven displays a diamond while the crow’s tail is flat.

Where and When to Spot

All year long. During the warmer season, this species tends to move around in small flocks while in winter they are more often looking for food alone.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Pippy Park

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 640

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 640

  • Park Mont Royal

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 320

  • Mont Saint-Bruno

    Sunday, May 17, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/500s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 280