The Fish Crow is all black, with a fairly short tail and broad wings.
FemaleThe sexes are similar.
Seasonal change in appearanceNone.
JuvenileJuveniles are similar to adults.
HabitatFish Crows inhabit rivers, woodlands, swamps, and coastal areas.
DietFish Crows eat a wide variety of items including shrimp, crabs, insects, eggs, fruits, and garbage.
BehaviorFish Crows forage on the ground or in trees.
RangeFish Crows are resident across most of the southeastern U.S. The population appears to be increasing.
Fish Crows are very social, and in winter can occur in large groups.
Fish Crows will forage and roost together with American Crows
VocalizationsCalls include an American Crow-like "caaaw", but much more nasal sounding.
The Fish Crow’s nest is a bulky clump of sticks and bark, is lined with softer materials, and is usually placed in a tree.
EggsNumber: Usually lay 4-5 eggs.
Color: Bluish-green with darker markings.
Incubation and fledging:
The young hatch at about 16-18 days, and leave the nest in about another 3-4 weeks, though continuing to associate with the adults for some time.