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You see those little raven bastards- they could be Watchers. Reporting everything back to the mother ship.Deacon

Crows are creatures found in the Commonwealth in 2287.


Crows are one of the few creatures to be visually unaffected by radiation. In the Commonwealth, they seem to be less healthy and are missing a few patches of feathers. However, some crows are synths called "watchers," created by the Institute for spying.[1]



Crows have distinctive black feathers and have three frontal talons on their feet. Synth crows appear to have red eyes instead of the greyish eyes of non-synths. Crows cannot be disintegrated with energy weapons.

Gameplay attributes

Crows do not register at all on the compass and cannot be targeted in V.A.T.S. Like radgulls, crows do not always fly away from the player character when approached. When killed they explode in a manner similar to those affected by the Bloody Mess perk, regardless of whether it is active.


  • Crows spawn randomly and can sometimes be found in large groups.
  • Commonly seen around Diamond City.
  • Perched on the roofs of the houses in Covenant.
  • In front of the forgotten church.


  • No experience points are gained from killing them.
  • Crows, like radgulls, can occasionally become stuck flying against obstacles in their flight path.


Crows appear only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes

The crow model was created by Lucas Hardi, while the crow's visual effects were designed by Mark Teare.[2]


PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One Crows cannot be killed by melee attacks, including gun bashes, even if on land.[verified]



  1. Ronnie Shaw: "We've seen a lot of those Institute crow-things sniffing around. Looks like they're getting ready to try to take us out."
    (Ronnie Shaw's dialogue)
  2. "Fallout 4: Crows" on Mark Teare's YouTube channel