• Fish Crow

    Common NameFish Crow
    Scientific NameCorvis ossifragus
    Type of ReportRare Species
    Date of Observation07/28/2017
    Number Observed1 heard
    Reporting Observer's NameKathleen Guinness
    Mailing Address133 Broughton AVe
    Poultney, Vermont 05764
    United States
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    Date Completed07/31/2017
    Latitude of Observation0
    Longitude of Observation0
    Place Name133 Broughton Ave(heard from here flying over Poultney River)
    Vermont eBird Checklist URLebird.org
    Time of Day07:00 AM
    Length of Time Observedtwo minutes, heard flying over
    Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)500 ft
    Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)450ft
    Noteworthy Weather Conditions

    clear, warm (high 60's)

    Optical Equipment Used for Observation

    none, heard only

    Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species

    Seen and heard in South Burlington at Hannaford's two summers ago. Heard in Glens Falls, NY this past winter.

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    Description of Habitat

    riverway with border of trees and shrubs, bounded by open fields

    Behaviors Observed

    Only heard; no behaviors seen

    Description of Vocalizations

    a very nazal and loud "onk, onk", deeper than a baby crow's and more nasal than a raven's

    Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation

    I did not see the bird, unfortunately and yet I feel certain it's what I heard, based on memories of the previous Fish Crows I have seen in South Burlington.

    Relative Size & Shape




    Feet & Bill


    Upper Back


    Lower Back & Rump




    Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts




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

    I eliminated American Crow and immatures and common ravens.

    Other Notes & Comments


    This report was written from notes taken:Written from Memory

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