Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae

The crow family Corvidae, are the largest birds of the Passeriformes. This group show themselves at the very least, to have a flexible approach to their food-finding and interaction between fellow species members, and with other animals. Some of the larger species (especially in the genus Corvus) also show levels of learned behavior of a high degree, and even insight in some examples that can be interpreted as intelligence.

There are many species in this family, but they can be divided into well-defined groups.

Hume's Ground Jay (Pseudopodoces humilis) has now been asigned to the Tit or Titmouse family (Paridae). See link below for latest details: