Adult: Glossy black with translucent
slate-violet on wings, slightly smaller than American Crow. Bill is thinner than that of
American Crow. Tail slightly rounded at tip. A slightly nasal "ca" call
distinguishes it from the American Crow. Sometimes flocks and/or roosts with American
Crow, but the Fish Crow, true to its name, is common where there are fish to be
Immature: Similar to adult.
Habitat: Saltwater and freshwater marshes, beaches, mudflats and rivers.
A Florida resident.
Text by Mary Jean Rogers, West Volusia