Crows are intelligent, black birds with a loud harsh ‘caw.’ They weigh anywhere from 12 to 57 ounces. Crows have excellent communication skills; they are also solitary animals though they sometimes forage in groups. Here are good crow names that we have selected for you.
How To Pick A Perfect Name For Your Crow
Whilst naming your bird may not do much to the personality of your crow it will change the way you and your friends and family look at it. The way people interact with an animal will change as soon as a name is given to it. Therefore, there are important factors to consider when naming your pet crow. Think about how your crow’s name will affect how people view it because human beings have a tendency of projecting their own perceptions of a name’s meaning onto the bearer. As a result, people may misjudge an animal’s personality or demeanour. Another essential thing to keep in mind when naming a crow is its longevity. With proper care your crow can be around for a long time. With that in mind you will want to make sure that you choose a name that you can live with for as long as you expect your crow to be around for. Some sources of inspiration for naming your bird include authors, historical figures astronauts, movie characters mythical creatures and artists to name a few. I you have a lot of names already but cannot seem to settle on one consider researching the names you have in mind. Find out what their meanings are as well as their origins and see what best suits you.
Good Crow Names
Jon Snow: You can name your crow after this character from ‘Game of Thrones.’ The character is a part of an all-black wearing group of guardians called the ‘Night Watch.’
Ravenclaw: This name is a good crow name which you can give to your crow. Ravens look strikingly similar to crows and the two are often mistaken for each other, therefore the name will stick.
Dahlia: A dahlia is a beautiful black flower. You can name your crow after it.
Darth Vader: Darth Vader is the best name to give to your crow. The name is inspired by the character from ‘Star Wars,’ popular for his menacing black attire. Since a crow is black, this name will suit.
Watchman: Watchman is a good name to give to your crow. Crows place sentinels to watch for danger and most will rise to chase off an offending bird in their territory.
Crow Foot: Crow Foot is a byname used on people with splayed feet and it is a good name for your crow.
Russel Crowe: This name makes a good crow’s name. It is inspired by the actor Russel Crowe.
Here are more names that are good for your crow.
- Marty McFly
- Chick Jagger
- Chandler Wing
- Wing Crosby
- Feather Fawcett
The Different Types of Crows
Crows can be divided into 6 groups which include the North and Central American Species. These crows are the most recognised species of crows. They can be found in most parts of the United States and they live in residential areas. Some of them include American crow, the North-western crow and the Tamaulipas crow. These crows are popular for nesting in evergreen trees. The second species is the Eurasian and North African species. These include the Rook, the hooded crow and Mesopotamian Crow or Iraq Pied crow. The third species of crows is the tropical African species. Examples of these types of crows include the Cape crow, the Somali crow, and the Cape Crow. There are also Australian and Melanesian crow species which comprise of the little crow, the Torresian crow and long billed crow. The Pacific Island crow species includes the Mariana Crow, and the Hawaiian Crow. Piping crows, the Banggai crow, Collared and the house crows are classified under the tropical Asian crow species. In most cases, crows are names after the area they reside in such as the Cuban crows which are found in Cuba and the Jamaican crow which is found in Jamaica.
Baby Crow Names
A baby crow is a chick and if you own one, you can name it any of the below names.
Koa: The name Koa translates to baby crow; therefore, it is a good name to give to your baby crow.
Lonan: Lonan is a good name to give to your crow. The name translates to little blackbird, hence makes a good name for your baby crow.
Birdy: You can consider naming your little crow, Birdy; a term used to refer to a sweet little birdy.
Tiki: Tiki is a short and cute name; one which might suit your chick.
Royal: In the wild, baby crows are treated like royalty, with crows being cooperative breeders; they stay close to the place where they were born and help raise and defend the area’s chicks.
Princess: If you have a baby crow for a pet, you can name her Princess, the name will suit her.
Joy: The name Joy, is best for a crow that makes you happy.
Huggin: Huggin is the raven who according to Norse Mythology was used to spy on other gods. This name is apt for your baby crow who is nosy.
Here are more baby crow names to consider.
- Little Knight
The Difference Between Crows And Ravens
It is common to confuse crows and ravens since both birds are intelligent and you can almost fail to tell them apart. However, the major differences between these two birds is that, ravens often travel in pairs and crows travel in large numbers. Also, a crow’s tail is shaped like a fan whilst that of a raven appears wedge shaped or triangular. Another way you can tell a raven and a crow apart is by listening to their calls. Crows give a cawing sound and ravens produce a lower croaking sound. A rather interesting difference between crows and ravens is that crows have a short lifespan, only 8 years, compared to ravens that can live for about 30 years. Also, unlike ravens, crows like being around people and they are more social and audacious. Although both crows and ravens are smart, crows are able to come up with clever ways of getting food in an urban environment. Ravens on the other hand, are drawn to livestock such as cattle and sheep. They are more cautious and less social compared to crows.
Crow Female Names
A female crow has no specific name used to identify it. it is as smart as its partner and it is aggressive too. Below are good crow names which you can use.
Yennefer: Yennefer is a good feminine name which you can give to your crow. The name is inspired by the character from a popular novel series ‘Witcher.’
Gabbie: The name Gabbie is a female variant of the male name Gabriel. This name is perfect for your female crow.
Maggie: You can consider naming your crow Maggie, short for Margaret.
Camilla: This name is cute and it suits a sassy crow.
Luna: The name Luna is associated with the moon. The moon is not black like a crow, but you can still name your crow, Luna; a name that associates it with the light.
Lily: If you think of your crow as beautiful, the name Lily will suit her. It is derived from the Lily flower.
Fantasia: The name Fantasia will suit your crow, if you have always had a fantasy of having a pet crow.
We have listed other names which will suit your female crow.
What Do Crows Eat
Crows can be referred to as Omnivores. They eat plants, matter, meat from other animals and will consume almost anything at their disposal. Animal-based meals such as amphibians, reptiles, insects, eggs, invertebrates such as worms as well as seeds, fruits, nuts and grains are all part of their diet. Craws are considered as some of the most adaptable birds that thrive in a myriad of different habitats. Based on their surroundings crows are able to make the most out of any available meal. Since these animals can be found in almost every place on earth except the Antarctica, crows have a variety of choices when it comes to choosing a meal. Thus, to better understand what a crow eats it is best to consider where the crow lives. For example, the American crow which is known to inhabit fields, woodlands and forests eats beetles, grasshoppers, spiders and millipedes. The hooded crow which inhabits the open woodlands, and farmlands has adapted to consuming food that is more aquatic. These birds feed from the nearby cliffs and oceans and use rocks to crack open the outer skeletons of mollusks and crabs.
Crow Male Names
If you want names that separate your crow by gender, the names we have listed below will be of great help to you.
Edgar Allen Crow: This is the type of name that just sounds right on a crow. You can consider naming your crow that.
Ben Gibbard: You can consider naming your crow after the character from ‘Death Cab,’ Ben Gibbard.
King Crow: The name King Crow is excellent for your crow, especially if he is a male crow.
Xander: The name Xander is a good name to give to your male crow; it matches its toughness.
Protector: Protector is great name for your crow. It fits the crow’s habit of being protective of the chicks.
Phantom: You can name your male crow, Phantom; the name is appropriate for a black pet.
Richie: Richie is a good name to give to your pet crow; the name is short for Richard.
Here are more male names for your crow.
- Russel Crow
- Jon Snow
The Way To A Crows Heart
One of the most effective ways to introduce yourself to most animals including crows is by feeding it. Other people may disagree since they consider crows as wild birds that fend for themselves. They may argue that by feeding a crow, you create an unnatural dependency which may be true for most wildlife. However, crows and human beings have been living together for a long time so food is the best way to a crows heart. Therefore, the best way to make friends with a crow is to find some food that the crow likes to eat. This will take time since it requires some trial and error because these birds can be picky. After discovering what your potential pet likes, stock up on that food and create a regular feeding schedule. That way the bird will know when to expect you to feed it and vice versa. Be careful not to get too excited and overdo it. It is important that you do not feed the crow too much to a point where it becomes too dependent on you for food. Also, when feeding the crow do not just throw the food and walk away. Stay a respectful distance to watch the crow eat. Stay consistent and the crow will slowly warm up to you.
Pet Crow Names
Naming a crow pet is tricky; though it is black, you can find a positive name to give to it. We have listed nice pet names for your crow.
Inkblot: You can name your crow inkblot; the name suits its dark colour.
Angel: By naming your crow Angel, you will have associated it with hope and brightness.
Talon: Crows have sharp talons which they use to grab things, therefore the name Talon is apt for your pet.
Guardian: Crows are known for being cooperative breeders, defending the young chicks of their habitat, so the name Guardian is fitting.
The Hoarder: Crows store food in caches, hence the name The Hoarder is appropriate.
Anters: You can name your crow Anter, a name that complements the crow’s habit of rubbing the ants into their feathers to ward off parasites.
Trickster: Trickster is a good pet name to give to your crow. The name will suit since crows are identified as tricksters in mythology and native cultures.
Here are other pet crow names which will suit your crow.
- Eye picker
- Black Beauty
The moniker you select for your crow can reflect its unique qualities. Read on for some cute by names for your pet bird.
Caw: Crows have a harsh and loud caw sound, so you can call your crow by the sound it makes.
Destroyer: The name destroyer is apt for your crow, since they have a reputation for damaging crops.
Microws: You can name your crow, Microws, it makes a good nickname for your pet.
Macrow: Give a little pun to the term macro and you get a cute by name for your crow.
Here are other monikers that are perfect for your crow.
Funny Crow Names
To get funny names for your crow, think of any word with the word crow on it; or think of suiting puns. Here are funny crow names which we have compiled for you.
Crooster: The name Crooster is apt for your crow, especially a male one. It is a combination of crow and rooster.
Duh: If the neighbours ask if you really own a pet crow, your response will be, ‘Yes, Duh!’ funny right?
Nightwing: Your crow is black, so the name Nightwing is perfect for it. The name is funny in the sense that it makes it seem as if the wings of a crow are only functional at night.
Vel-crow: Vel-crow is a funny name for a crow. A vel-crow is a hook and loop fastener, nothing related to a crow.
Scarecrow: A scarecrow is a decoy, dressed up in old clothes, placed in the fields to chase away animals. If your crow is creepy and somewhat, scary, name him, Scarecrow.
Cool Crow Names
if you want a cool name for your crow, here are some names you might like.
Captain McSoloAngst: This is a cool name for your crow. It complements the crow’s habit of being solitary.
Heaven: Crows do fly to the sky, Heaven is not a bad name for it.
Here is a list of other cool names for your crow.
Famous Crow Names
If you want a famous name for your crow, here are some of the names you can consider.
- Jon Snow
Are Crows Intelligent?
Crows are extremely intelligent birds, known for their problem solving and amazing communication skills. It is said that a crow can teach others how to identify a mean human they would have encountered.