Jays, magpies and crows corvidae

Ceylon MagpieThe Song Bird Family Corvidae includes over 120 species, including the following:

Crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers.


They are found throughout the world; most are resident (nonmigratory).


These stout-billed birds measure 23–71 cm (9–28 inches) in length. The color of the plumage varies by species, but most of them are black or have a lot of black in their plumage, sometimes glossy; others are black and white, or blue, black and white. The smaller and more colourful species members are often long-tailed or crested, and are mostly found in South America and southeastern Asia.


Avianweb Species Pages: Magpie ... Crows

Leucistic (White) American Crow

Common Crow