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 & Statistics
The Fish Crow is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.