|Common Name||Fish Crow|
|Scientific Name||Corvus ossifragus|
|Type of Report||Rare Species|
|Date of Observation||05/19/2017|
|Reporting Observer's Name||Cedar Stanistreet|
|Mailing Address||130 Belmont Ave|
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
|Latitude of Observation||42.8509° N|
|Longitude of Observation||72.5579° W|
|Place Name||Downtown Brattleboro|
|Vermont eBird Checklist URL||ebird.org|
|Time of Day||11:00 AM|
|Length of Time Observed||1 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|