French: Corneille de rivage German: Fischkrähe Spanish: Cuervo pescador
Great Egg Harbor [= Beasley’s Point, New Jersey], USA
E & SE coastal reaches of USA from coastal Maine S throughout Florida, W across Louisiana border into E Texas, in W extending N along major rivers into Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
36–41 cm; male 260–332 g, female 195–304 g. A small crow with proportionately rather long tail. Plumage is all black with bluish-violet and green gloss on... read more
Relatively little known; repertoire of nine calls is limited compared with C. brachyrhynchos... read more
Usually found close to water in coastal or riverine settings; exploits human settlements and, to... read more
Food and feeding
Eats variety of natural and anthropogenic foods, including carrion, crabs (Decapoda) and marine invertebrates, earthworms (Lumbricidae),... read more
Nest-building from late Mar to early Jun throughout range (1–2 months later than C. brachyrhynchos where sympatric) and egg-... read more
Extent of migratory behaviour poorly studied. Some may migrate from C or N portions of range to S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common; most abundant in Florida; currently expanding N & W. Exploits human settlements and to lesser extent agriculture. Range-wide significant... read more
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