Subject: Crow predation (fwd)
Date: May 30 09:02:29 1995
From: Jon Anderson - anderjda at

Range Bayer's Lincoln Co (Coastal Oregon) notes had this message about
crows munching on their smaller cousins...

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Date: Sat, 27 May 1995 09:37:45 -0700
From: R D. Bayer <rbayer at>
To: obol at
Subject: May 95: Mostly Lincoln Co. Notes(LONG)

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AMERICAN CROWS are highly adaptable! Between late April and 5/7, RLe
three times noted a crow flying over her yard in Sandpiper Village do a power
dive and kill small birds feeding in the short grass. Once a crow killed and
ate whole a DARK-EYED JUNCO, another time a crow landed and hit a HOUSE FINCH,
and the third time a crow dove and killed a small unidentified bird. The
crows dove bill-first like pelicans at the necks of their intended victims.
It is unknown if one crow has learned this or if several crows are doing it.
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