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Corvidae - Crows, Ravens, Jays, Magpies

 

Classification

 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Corvidae

Blue JayThere are around 117 species in this family. They are larger than most birds in the passerine order and can range in size from 7-25 inches in length. They have long, strong bills with bristles over their nostrils.

Bird species in this family come in a variety of colors. Crows, ravens, and magpies are generally large birds with black, black and Gray, or black and white feathers. Jays are more colorful than crows and can come in shades of blues, greens, yellows, and Grays.

Bird species in the Corvidae family often live in open areas like grasslands, scrub areas, and open forests. They are usually omnivorous and eat a wide variety of foods including small birds, eggs, seeds, and insects. Some species store their food.

Males and females in this family usually look alike. Many birds in this family are highly intelligent and can be trained. The raven can even be taught to speak! Bird species in this family are found all over the world.

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World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in the Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH breeds in nh Breeds in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos Least Concern breeds in nh
Common Raven - Corvus corax Least Concern breeds in nh
Fish Crow - Corvus ossifragus Least Concern breeds in nh
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata Least Concern breeds in nh
Gray Jay - Perisoreus canadensis Least Concern breeds in nh
  Jamaican Crow - Corvus jamaicensis   Least Concern
White-necked Crow - Corvus leucognaphalus Vulnerable Endangered in US
Cuban Crow - Corvus nasicus Least Concern
Palm Crow - Corvus palmarum Near Threatened
Sinaloa Crow - Corvus sinaloae Least Concern
Steller's Jay - Cyanocitta stelleri Least Concern
Black-chested Jay - Cyanocorax affinis Least Concern
Purplish-backed Jay - Cyanocorax beecheii Least Concern
Tufted Jay - Cyanocorax dickeyi Near Threatened
Bushy-crested Jay - Cyanocorax melanocyaneus Least Concern
Brown Jay - Cyanocorax morio Least Concern
San Blas Jay - Cyanocorax sanblasianus Least Concern
Green Jay - Cyanocorax yncas Least Concern
Yucatan Jay - Cyanocorax yucatanicus Least Concern
Silvery-throated Jay - Cyanolyca argentigula Least Concern
Azure-hooded Jay - Cyanolyca cucullata Least Concern
White-throated Jay - Cyanolyca mirabilis Vulnerable
Dwarf Jay - Cyanolyca nana Vulnerable
Black-throated Jay - Cyanolyca pumilo Least Concern
Clark's Nutcracker - Nucifraga columbiana Least Concern
Yellow-billed Magpie - Pica nuttalli Least Concern

 North/Central American Species

 
Black-billed Magpie -Pica pica Least Concern
Pinyon Jay - Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus Vulnerable
Western Scrub-jay - Aphelocoma californica Least Concern
Florida Scrub-jay - Aphelocoma coerulescens Vulnerable
Island Scrub-jay - Aphelocoma insularis Near Threatened
Mexican Jay - Aphelocoma ultramarina Least Concern
Unicolored Jay - Aphelocoma unicolor Least Concern
Black-throated Magpie-jay - Calocitta colliei Least Concern
White-throated Magpie-jay - Calocitta formosa Least Concern
Northwestern Crow - Corvus caurinus Least Concern
Chihuahuan Raven - Corvus cryptoleucus Least Concern
Hawaiian Crow - Corvus hawaiiensis extinct in the wild Endangered in US
Tamaulipas Crow - Corvus imparatus Least Concern
 

Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Western Scrub-jay - Aphelocoma californica Least Concern North America
Florida Scrub-jay - Aphelocoma coerulescens Vulnerable North America
Island Scrub-jay - Aphelocoma insularis Near Threatened North America
Mexican Jay - Aphelocoma ultramarina Least Concern North America
Unicolored Jay - Aphelocoma unicolor Least Concern North America
Black-throated Magpie-jay - Calocitta colliei Least Concern North America
White-throated Magpie-jay - Calocitta formosa Least Concern North America
Green Magpie - Cissa chinensis Least Concern Asia
Yellow-breasted Magpie - Cissa hypoleuca Least Concern Asia
Short-tailed Magpie - Cissa thalassina Least Concern Asia
White-necked Raven - Corvus albicollis Least Concern Africa
Pied Crow - Corvus albus Least Concern Africa
Little Crow - Corvus bennetti Least Concern Australia
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
Cape Crow - Corvus capensis Least Concern Africa
Northwestern Crow - Corvus caurinus Least Concern North America
Common Raven - Corvus corax Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
Carrion Crow - Corvus corone Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
Australian Raven - Corvus coronoides Least Concern Australia
Thick-billed Raven - Corvus crassirostris Least Concern Africa
Chihuahuan Raven - Corvus cryptoleucus Least Concern North America
Daurian Jackdaw - Corvus dauuricus Least Concern Asia
Somali Crow - Corvus edithae Least Concern Africa
Slender-billed Crow - Corvus enca Least Concern Asia
Flores Crow - Corvus florensis Least Concern Asia Europe
Rook - Corvus frugilegus Least Concern Africa Asia
Brown-headed Crow - Corvus fuscicapillus Near Threatened Asia
Hawaiian Crow - Corvus hawaiiensis extinct in the wild North America Endangered in US
Tamaulipas Crow - Corvus imparatus Least Concern North America
Jamaican Crow - Corvus jamaicensis   Least Concern North America
Mariana Crow - Corvus kubaryi Critically Endangered Australia Endangered in US
White-necked Crow - Corvus leucognaphalus Vulnerable North America Endangered in US
Jungle Crow - Corvus levaillantii Least Concern Asia
Large-billed Crow - Corvus macrorhynchos Least Concern Asia
Bougainville Crow - Corvus meeki Least Concern Australia
Little Raven - Corvus mellori Least Concern Australia
Eurasian Jackdaw - Corvus monedula Least Concern Africa Europe
New Caledonian Crow - Corvus moneduloides Least Concern Australia
Cuban Crow - Corvus nasicus Least Concern North America
Torresian Crow - Corvus orru Least Concern Asia Australia
Fish Crow - Corvus ossifragus Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
Palm Crow - Corvus palmarum Near Threatened North America
Fan-tailed Raven - Corvus rhipidurus Least Concern Africa Asia
Brown-necked Raven - Corvus ruficollis Least Concern Africa Asia
Sinaloa Crow - Corvus sinaloae Least Concern North America
House Crow - Corvus splendens Least Concern Asia Australia
Forest Raven - Corvus tasmanicus Least Concern Australia
Collared Crow - Corvus torquatus Near Threatened Asia
Gray Crow - Corvus tristis Least Concern Asia Australia
Piping Crow - Corvus typicus Least Concern Asia
Banggai Crow - Corvus unicolor Critically Endangered Asia
Long-billed Crow - Corvus validus Least Concern Asia
White-billed Crow - Corvus woodfordi Least Concern Australia
Hooded Treepie - Crypsirina cucullata Near Threatened Asia
Racket-tailed Treepie - Crypsirina temia Least Concern
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
Steller's Jay - Cyanocitta stelleri Least Concern North America
Black-chested Jay - Cyanocorax affinis Least Concern North America South America
Purplish-backed Jay - Cyanocorax beecheii Least Concern North America


  Azure Jay - Cyanocorax caeruleus Near Threatened South America
Cayenne Jay - Cyanocorax cayanus Least Concern South America
Plush-crested Jay - Cyanocorax chrysops Least Concern South America
Curl-crested Jay - Cyanocorax cristatellus Least Concern South America
Purplish Jay - Cyanocorax cyanomelas Least Concern South America
White-naped Jay - Cyanocorax cyanopogon Least Concern South America
Tufted Jay - Cyanocorax dickeyi Near Threatened North America
Azure-naped Jay - Cyanocorax heilprini Least Concern South America
Bushy-crested Jay - Cyanocorax melanocyaneus Least Concern North America
Brown Jay - Cyanocorax morio Least Concern North America
White-tailed Jay - Cyanocorax mystacalis Least Concern South America
San Blas Jay - Cyanocorax sanblasianus Least Concern North America
Violaceous Jay - Cyanocorax violaceus Least Concern South America
Green Jay - Cyanocorax yncas Least Concern North America South America
Yucatan Jay - Cyanocorax yucatanicus Least Concern North America
Silvery-throated Jay - Cyanolyca argentigula Least Concern North America
Black-collared Jay - Cyanolyca armillata Least Concern South America
Azure-hooded Jay - Cyanolyca cucullata Least Concern North America
White-throated Jay - Cyanolyca mirabilis Vulnerable North America
Dwarf Jay - Cyanolyca nana Vulnerable North America
Beautiful Jay - Cyanolyca pulchra Near Threatened South America
Black-throated Jay - Cyanolyca pumilo Least Concern North America
Turquoise Jay - Cyanolyca turcosa Least Concern South America
White-collared Jay - Cyanolyca viridicyanus Least Concern South America
Azure-winged Magpie - Cyanopica cyanus Least Concern Asia
Andaman Treepie - Dendrocitta bayleyi Near Threatened Asia Europe
Gray Treepie - Dendrocitta formosae Least Concern Asia
Collared Treepie - Dendrocitta frontalis Least Concern Asia
White-bellied Treepie - Dendrocitta leucogastra Least Concern Asia
Sunda Treepie - Dendrocitta occipitalis Least Concern Asia
Rufous Treepie - Dendrocitta vagabunda Least Concern Asia
Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
Black-headed Jay - Garrulus lanceolatus Least Concern Asia
Amami Jay - Garrulus lidthi Vulnerable Asia
Pinyon Jay - Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus Vulnerable North America
Spotted Nutcracker - Nucifraga caryocatactes Least Concern Asia Europe
Clark's Nutcracker - Nucifraga columbiana Least Concern North America
Gray Jay - Perisoreus canadensis Least Concern Asia North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
Siberian Jay - Perisoreus infaustus Least Concern Europe
Sichuan Jay - Perisoreus internigrans Vulnerable Asia
Yellow-billed Magpie - Pica nuttalli Least Concern North America
Black-billed Magpie -Pica pica Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America
Crested Jay -Platylophus galericulatus Near Threatened Asia
Black Magpie -Platysmurus leucopterus Near Threatened Asia
Xinjiang Ground-jay -Podoces biddulphi Near Threatened Asia
Mongolian Ground-jay -Podoces hendersoni Least Concern Asia
Turkestan Ground-jay -Podoces panderi Least Concern Asia
Iranian Ground-jay -Podoces pleskei Least Concern Asia
Piapiac -Ptilostomus afer Least Concern Africa
Yellow-billed Chough -Pyrrhocorax graculus Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
Red-billed Chough -Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
Ratchet-tailed Treepie -Temnurus temnurus Least Concern Asia
Taiwan Magpie -Urocissa caerulea Least Concern Asia
Blue Magpie -Urocissa erythrorhyncha Least Concern Asia
Gold-billed Magpie -Urocissa flavirostris Least Concern Asia
Sri Lanka Magpie -Urocissa ornata Vulnerable Asia
White-winged Magpie -Urocissa whiteheadi Least Concern Asia
Ethiopian Bush-crow - Zavattariornis stresemanni Endangered Africa