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Fish Crows (Corvus ossifragus) Prey on Eggs of Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) and Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Jan G. Reese, Peter C. McGowan, Lorie W. Staver, Carl R. Callahan
Publication Information
Journal: 
Maryland Birdlife
Volume: 
64
Issue: 
1
Year: 
2015
Pages: 
51-57

ABSTRACT: Game camera photographs captured individual Fish Crows (Corvus ossifragus) preying on eggs at active nests of Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) and Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) found in smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) tidal marsh in the Poplar Island archipelago in central Chesapeake Bay. This is the first photographic documentation of Fish Crow predation on eggs of these species.

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