Fish Crow

Corvus ossifragus

ML227872841



eBird Checklist S14472889
Water St. near boat launch
Kennebec, Maine, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 44.535, -69.644 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Giving nasal 'awwr' or 'awwp' calls and occasional short nasal 'uh' calls. There appeared to be a single bird circling the area. In response to playback it performed a 'V' wing display with feet dangling. This is a short glide with some quick wing beats interspersed. Longer and narrower tail than nearby (calling) American Crows. Photos show p9>p6 and only four longest fingers as opposed to five on American. This bird also appeared smaller and shorter billed with smaller feet than American Crows. The bird did not show obvious wing molt; however many of the American Crows were in wing molt, replacing inner primaries especially. The Fish Crow did appear to be renewing outer rectrices. Single birds to one or two pairs have summered at this location for a few years now. I hadn't made but passing attempts to find the birds before today.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/1600 sec
ISO
320
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,040KB
Dimensions
2400 x 1600

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