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 331 records in the project database.

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Fish Crow in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/11/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, all rights reserved. - Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist.

Fish Crow in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/12/2022). (c) David, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). - David via iNaturalist.

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A Fish Crow in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/2/2020). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

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)

Fish Crow in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/1/2021). (c) Mike Mosser, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mike Mosser via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Fish Crow in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/18/2020). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Fish Crow in Garrett Co., Maryland (4/18/2019). Rare and local in the county. (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (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)

A Fish Crow with a Green Heron in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/19/2020). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)


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