Photography of Birds – Set # 270

Set # 270


Fish Crow


Fish Crow
Fish Crow

Visual differentiation from the American crow is extremely difficult and often inaccurate. Nonetheless, differences apart from size do exist. Fish Crows tend to have more slender bills and feet. There may also be a small sharp hook at the end of the upper bill. Fish crows also appear as if they have shorter legs when walking. More dramatically, when calling, fish crows tend to hunch and fluff their throat feathers.


American Crow


American Crow
American Crow

From beak to tail, an American crow measures 40–50 cm (16–20 in), almost half of which is tail. Mass varies from about 300 to 600 g (11 to 21 oz). Males tend to be larger than females. The most usual call is CaaW!-CaaW!-CaaW!.


Β© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

11 thoughts on “Photography of Birds – Set # 270

  1. Great info about the distinguishing features of these two crows. Interestingly, someone just recently remarked to me that it’s hard to tell which is which. I said I have to wait till they say something, as I can only tell by their β€œvoiceβ€œ!☺️

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