Range/Geographical Distribution: Lives along the East coast from Massachusetts to south Florida, and along the Gulf Coast west to Texas.
Habitat: Coastal low country including lakes, swamps, and rivers.
Similar Species: Boat-tailed grackle.
Description: Solid black bird with a black bill and legs.
Size: Length: 14-16” Wingspan: 33” Weight: 195-330g
Food: Carrion, bird eggs, garbage, grain, and fruit.
Breeding: Lays four or five green eggs with brown blotches in a nest of sticks in an evergreen or deciduous tree.
Predators: Large birds of prey.
Conservation Status: Listed as least concern by IUCN.
Interesting Facts: The fish crow will break open hard mollusks’ shells by dropping the shells onto rocks from above.
On the Coast: The fish crow is primarily a bird of the coast, living up and down the Atlantic coast. However, the fish crow can be found inland in much of Georgia along rivers and streams.