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I think this is a fish crow

I think this is a fish crow
Elephantlover, 18 Apr 2019
    • ThylacineAlive
      I'd love to know how to actually identify these.

      ~Thylo
    • birdsandbats
      @ThylacineAlive Here are the differences, according to my field guide:

      • American Crows are a bit larger. This can only be used when both species are present.
      • Fish Crows' bills are slightly more slender (slenderer?)
      • Fish Crows often perch on wires, American almost never do.
      • Fish and American have different caws. Note that a fledgling American Crow begging is almost identical to a Fish Crow.
      See this for further reading:

      Fish Crow ID
    • Ituri
      Overall the differences in their voice is the best way to identify them in the field.
    • Great Argus
      • "Fish Crows often perch on wires, American almost never do."
      I'd be interested to see the studies for that.
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