Corvus brachyrhynchos Negative Footprint or American Crow measures 8.8cm x 4.8 cm. Corvus brachyrhynchos Negative Footprint Cast is polyurethane resin. Made in USA.

The American crow or Corvus brachyrhynchos is a large passerine bird species of the family Corvidae. It is a common bird found throughout much of North America.

American crows are the New World counterpart to the carrion crow and the hooded crow of Eurasia; they all occupy the same ecological niche.

Although the American crow and the hooded crow are very similar in size, structure and behavior, their calls and visual appearance are different.

American crows are common, widespread, and susceptible to the West Nile virus, making them useful as a bioindicator to track the virus’s spread. Direct transmission of the virus from crows to humans is impossible. They are considered an agricultural pest, and are subject to hunting and management.

The most usual call is a loud, short, and rapid caaw-caaw-caaw. Usually the birds thrust their heads up and down as they utter this call. American crows can also produce a wide variety of sounds and sometimes mimic noises made by other animals, including other birds, such as barred owls.

Crows have been noted to be intelligent. They have the same brain-weight-to-body ratio as humans. This has led to some studies that have identified that crows are self-aware and that young crows take time to learn from tolerant parents.

While a human has a neocortex, the crow has a different area in their brain that is equally complex.

The average lifespan of the American crow in the wild is 7–8 years. Captive birds are known to have lived up to 30 years.

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