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American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos


All black; distinguished from other crows and ravens by structure and voice.


All open habitats from beaches and farmlands to suburbs and open woods.


Reference ID from The Sibley Field Guide To Birds of Eastern America

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Liam 9 years ago

Thanks y'all, I'm glad to share. :)
I'm not quite sure with this bird, but I found an excellent reference here:

CoastalJHawk 9 years ago

Exactly what I was thinking Emma. Thanks Liam for all the info. I'm learning to try to slow down a bit and get all the details especially with birding since the song is sometimes the best way to make the right identification.

Hema 9 years ago

Wow,its amazing to know about all the different species of the same bird. Each time I find a new one, i feel so delighted!! Special thanks to Liam for helping in differentiate! I tis because of his knowledge that I had an amazing " Water Fowl " experience!

CoastalJHawk 9 years ago

Liam, I had a hard time making the ID without the call. It seemed a little stockier and I wasn't sure if the bill was different enough to make the ID a Fish Crow. Region overlaps at the coast but I really wish I heard the call before he took off. Kind of happy to get a picture of one not on the side of the road or in someone's trash can:) what do you think? And thanks Marco.

Liam 9 years ago

Did it call? I find that Fish Crows are more common, specifically along the coast, but it's very hard to differentiate them without vocalization. I'm not contesting your ID, just wondering.

MarcoAntonio 9 years ago

I love it

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2012
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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