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Fish Crow

Flesh-footed Shearwater
Fischer's Lovebird

About the Fish Crow

The Fish Crow is a species of corvid that lives in eastern and southeastern parts of the United States. This species is superficially similar to the American Crow, though it is smaller. The Fish Crow has a very different call from the American Crow; vocalization is often the only way these two similar dark birds can be told apart.

Fish Crows are endemic to the United States.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 29 March 2013
Scientific Name Corvus ossifragus
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Corvus
  • C. ossifragus
Birdorable Family Corvids, Shrikes & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
14 to 16 inches

International Names

  • 鱼鸦 (Chinese)
  • vrána rybí (Czech)
  • Fiskekrage (Danish)
  • Viskraai (Dutch)
  • kalastajavaris (Finnish)
  • Corneille de rivage (French)
  • Fischkrähe (German)
  • Cornacchia ossifraga (Italian)
  • ウオガラス [uogarasu] (Japanese)
  • Fiskekråke (Norwegian)
  • wrona rybozerna (Polish)
  • Рыбная ворона (Russian)
  • Cuervo Pescador (Spanish)
  • Fiskkråka (Swedish)