Fish Crow

Corvus ossifragus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Crows and Jays (Corvidae)

Code 4

FICR

Code 6

COROSS

ITIS

HEAD

Fish Crow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Grayish blue in hatchlings, becoming light neutral gray to grayish brown before fledging.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Fish Crow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 38-43 cm (15-17 in)
  • Weight: 300 g (10.6 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Black
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Fish Crow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Flies with somewhat stiff wing beats, alternating several quick wing strokes with long glides. Hovers when foraging.
  • Wingspan Range: 76-102 cm (30-40 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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