Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Crow Facts

From an article in my college alumni magazine, about a professor who researches crows.

  • Average life span of a crow in the wild: 4 to 6 years
  • Age of the oldest captive wild crow: 59 years
  • Decline in U.S. crow populations since the arrival of the West Nile virus: 45 percent
  • Speed of a crow in flight: 30 to 60 miles per hour
  • Miles a crow flies in a day, collecting food: 25
  • Size of an average crow: 1 pound, 36" wingspan
I've always liked crows, and now I like them better.

Photo by Walter Siegmund from the Wikimedia Commons

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