I did not realize there were so many varied birds called a rain crow. We also have a few Mourning Doves and a lot of White Winged Doves "Coo Coo" all day. They do a good almost "Cuckoo" sound and a pretty good "Whooo" call. But we really enjoy the Great Horned Owl's call who has been gracing us with visits for the last several years. Year 'round. The first link below will allow you to here the Owl & the Mourning Doves calls.
This one the White Winged Doves' call.
Birds can really make ones day more cheerfull for sure!
Someone at Casita
Club Forum wrote: Plieated WoodPecker is the bird we call a rain crow when I was growing up.
I do not think I have had the pleasure to see or hear a Plieated Wood Pecker but would like to. Unless we saw one in North Dakota last summer. From a map of their range we were close to it, but I do not remember if the ones we were see had the very high top knot or not. They had the red head for sure. No, they were Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers we saw. We get Red-shafted Flickers here.
My daughter gets visits from Gila Woodpeckers in Tucson, a very neat bird. They like to feed from her hummingbird feeder.
I did a painting
of the Gila Woodpecker feeding from her hummingbird feeder. I changed it to a male from her photo of a female doing so. A male would also feed from the feeder.