• Fish Crow

    Common NameFish Crow
    Scientific NameCorvus ossifragus
    Type of ReportRare Species
    Date of Observation05/19/2017
    Number Observed1
    Reporting Observer's NameCedar Stanistreet
    Mailing Address130 Belmont Ave
    Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
    United States
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    Date Completed07/12/2017
    Latitude of Observation42.8509° N
    Longitude of Observation72.5579° W
    Place NameDowntown Brattleboro
    Vermont eBird Checklist URLebird.org
    Time of Day11:00 AM
    Length of Time Observed1 min.
    Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)100
    Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)20
    Optical Equipment Used for Observation

    none - it was heard only.

    Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species

    I've seen and heard plenty of Fish Crows in coastal Maryland and further south, and am familiar with the differences between them and American Crows.

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    Description of Habitat

    In town, along the CT river.

    Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation

    This was a heard only observation. I have also seen a Fish Crow in this area on a few other occasions, so there is at least one around. The most recent one I observed was heard and seen, loosely associating with American Crows, around the hospital parking lot, and in the white pines in the area.

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

    Very nasal short caws, unlike the American crows I've heard in the area.

    This report was written from notes taken:Immediately After

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