An American crow: Glossy black plumage with a hidden surprise

February 14, 2021

We were admiring the spectacularly shiny blue-black plumage of this beautiful American crow when a puff of wind blew its neck feathers up and revealed an under-layer of bright white down.

We Googled “Do crows have white down under their black feathers?” but couldn’t find any references.

Has anyone else noticed this?