Fish Crow

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 29 March 2013
Scientific Name
Corvus ossifragus
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Corvus
  • C. ossifragus
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
14 to 16 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 鱼鸦
Czech (Cesky) vrána rybí
Danish (Dansk) Fiskekrage
Dutch (Nederlands) Viskraai
Finnish (Suomi) kalastajavaris
French (Français) Corneille de rivage
German (Deutsch) Fischkrähe
Italian (Italiano) Cornacchia ossifraga
Japanese (日本語) ウオガラス [uogarasu]
Norwegian (Norsk) Fiskekråke
Polish (Polski) wrona rybozerna
Russian (русский язык) Рыбная ворона
Spanish (Español) Cuervo Pescador
Swedish (Svenska) Fiskkråka
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