DescriptionThe Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) is a typical crow in appearance that is associated with wetland habitats.The latest genetic testing now seems to indicate that this species is close to both the Sinaloan Crow, (Corvus sinaloae) and the Tamaulipas Crow, (Corvus imparatus) and not as close to the American Crow, (Corvus brachyrhynchos) as outward signs would suggest. The Fish Crow is superficially similar to the American Crow. The upperparts have a blue or blue-green sheen, while the underparts have a more greenish tint to the black. This species occurs on the eastern seaboard of the United States from the state of Rhode Island south to Key West, and west along the northern coastline of the Gulf of Mexico and follows many river systems inland for quite some distance. Coastal marshes and beaches are frequented, also rivers, inland lakes and marshes, river banks, and the land immediately surrounding all. This bird was photographed on the shores of Lake Tarpon, which is located on the west coast fo Florida.
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his deepest passions, convictions, and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
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