Does anyone know when or why crows make this sound?

I just heard a crow making this sound out my window:

I have never heard a crow make this sound before! Does anyone know in what circumstances crows would make this sound? I’m really curious to learn more about it.



Ratchet noises are made by juveniles usually with parent nearby. They seem to be asking to be fed from what I’ve watched out the kitchen window.


Ahh, that is so cool! Thank you!

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Funny coincidence, I actually heard a crow making this sound for the first time today, too! It’s such an odd sound and I didn’t see the crow at first, so I had no clue what it was for a bit.


Oh that is funny! Cool that we both heard this for the first time yesterday!