Crows, Jays, Magpies


Jay.JPGWestern Scrub-Jay by Giedt Hall

The crow family ([wikipedia]Corvidae) has over 100 different types of birds. Common features include an elongated beak, shortened or curled tail, and four well-developed toes. Generally considered to be intelligent birds. These birds are omnivorous.

We also see some crow migration in Davis.

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Local Species

Common Name Taxonomic Classification Habitats
American Crows (Agelaius phoeniceus) throughout region
Western Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma californica) throughout region
Yellow-Billed Magpies (Pica nuttalli) only Central Valley of California
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