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American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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6 Comments

Liam
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: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/FishC...

CoastalJHawk
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
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
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
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
MarcoAntonio 9 years ago

I love it

CoastalJHawk
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CoastalJHawk

Georgia, USA

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

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