Crows and jays

(Corvidae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Corvidae

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Medium to large-sized birds with large heads and stout, usually slightly hooked beaks, scaly legs, and powerful feet

Size

7.4-26.9 in (19-69 cm); 1.47 oz-3.66 lb (41.6 g-1.56 kg)

Number of genera, species

26 genera; 123 species

Habitat

Widespread family occupying most vegetated land habitats

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 1 species; Endangered: 4 species; Vulnerable: 8 species; Near Threatened: 11 species

Distribution

All continents except Antarctica; introduced rook (Corvus frugilegus) in New Zealand

Distribution

All continents except Antarctica; introduced rook (Corvus frugilegus) in New Zealand

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