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Crow, glossy black bird (family Corvidae), one of the most intelligent of birds, related to ravens, magpies, and jays. The crow has a harsh, croaking call and can imitate sounds, even the human voice. The American, or common, crow (19 in/49 cm long) feeds and nests in small colonies, killing small animals and grubbing for insects in the soil. It thus destroys farm pests, but is itself a pest, eating grain crops.

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