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Out here where I live, in a small town about 38 miles from Kansas City, we usually see shy crows in much lower numbers--5 seems to be a lot, up in the trees beyond my house. When we looked up to see hundreds of them winging homeward the other afternoon, we were amazed at the numbers--and at their relative silence. Here, they tend to be a bit on the raucous side, if shy of humans. I generally know they're about from their harsh caws.
Click the link to hear the variety of sounds they make.
And why are they called a murder of crows when they gather in numbers? Here's one explanation:
They're smart birds...here are a couple of articles demonstrating just HOW smart:
Joshua Klein on the intelligence of crows: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/joshua_klein_on_the_intelligence_of_crows.html
Crows have made PBS and YouTube, too! PBS A Murder of Crows