Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus Wilson, 1812  Synonyms: FICR.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Corvidae   >   Genus Corvus   

Status:

Easily found in all Maryland counties except Garrett Co., where it is very rare.

Description:

Fish Crows are smaller than American Crows, have more pointed wings, and proportionally smaller and thinner bills. They can most easily be distinguished by their nasal vocalizations, which sound like "uh-uh." They are also far more common at Maryland landfills than American Crows.

Relationships:

Steals eggs and nestlings from other birds.

There are 271 records in the project database.

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A Fish Crow at the Salisbury Landfill, Wicomico Co., Maryland (12/10/2005). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Fish Crow in Harford Co., Maryland (12/23/2012). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Fish Crow in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/12/2017). Photo by Dean Mahlstedt. (MBP list)

A Fish Crow in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/20/2016). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Fish Crow feeding on Eastern Redcedar berries in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/8/2010). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Fish Crow in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/12/2014). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Fish Crow over Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/15/2015). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Fish Crow in flight in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/11/2015). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)


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