• Fish Crow

    Common NameFish Crow
    Scientific NameCorvus ossifragus
    Type of ReportRare Species
    Date of Observation04/03/2021
    Number Observed1
    Reporting Observer's NameManuel Morales
    Mailing Address31 Front St
    Williamstown, MA 01267
    United States
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    Date Completed04/04/2021
    Latitude of Observation42°45'35.2"N
    Longitude of Observation73°14'02.4"W
    Place NameQuarry at Pownal Racetrack
    TownshipPownal
    CountyBennington
    Vermont eBird Checklist URLebird.org
    Time of Day09:15 AM
    Length of Time Observed10 seconds
    Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)1000 ft
    Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)150 ft
    Optical Equipment Used for Observation

    None. ID made by sound.

    Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species

    This species is not unexpected just over the line in Williamstown MA where I usually bird, although it is vastly out numbered by American Crows. I have previously recorded audio of this species four times: https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=fiscro&userId=USER13149&mediaType=a although I did not record this observation.

    I certify that that attachments included with this report were captured during this observation event​​.
    Behaviors Observed

    Flyover. Perhaps a little "snappier" than typical AMCR flight style.

    Description of Vocalizations

    Nasal caw. Didn't hear the double uh-huh, but distinctive nevertheless.

    Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation

    I observed a single Fish Crow flying approximately SW roughly parallel to the Hoosic River. I was first alerted to the bird by the distinctive nasal caw. This species has been in the area locally for the past few weeks with two observations reported by me in Williamstown MA just a few miles away on 25 March 2021

    IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?

    AMCR excluded by distinctive nasal caw

    This report was written from notes taken:Written from Memory

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