Here in BC crows are spirit birds for the North American Indians and it is frowned upon to hurt them.
I have to say they grow very big and are not afraid of you at all.
I never liked crows because of the way they caw but I have to admire how intelligent they are and this is also why they can be taught to talk. I wouldn't mind having one for a pet.
Some starving people in Lithuania, used to eat crows and they were a dish presented in hotel restaurants, as well as used like currency between people
In Latvia the dead were offered to the crow to eat and so people are not allowed to eat them.
They were seen as holy birds.
We also have a phrase - EATING CROW .
It relates to saying something that's wrong and then being shamed or teased or suffering the consequences of people proving you wrong.
It leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
And a bunch of crows is not called a flock but a murder. lol
They can live up to 17 years and apparently mate for life.