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Corvus moneduloides (New Caledonian Crow)

Wikipedia Abstract

The New Caledonian crow (Corvus moneduloides) is an all-black, medium-sized member of the Corvidae family, native to New Caledonia. The bird is often referred to as the 'qua-qua' due to its distinctive call. It eats a wide range of food including many types of invertebrates, eggs, nestlings, small mammals, snails, nuts and seeds.
View Wikipedia Record: Corvus moneduloides

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
16
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.58008
EDGE Score: 1.52172

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  279 grams
Female Weight [1]  249 grams
Male Weight [1]  309 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  24.1 %
Clutch Size [2]  2
Wing Span [3]  28 inches (.71 m)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
New Caledonia dry forests France Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
New Caledonia rain forests France Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Amudarya Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 152861 Lebap, Turkmenistan  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Aoupinié New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2
Boulinda New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2
Bwa Opana New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2  
Dent de Saint-Vincent New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2, A4ii  
Entre les monts Nakada et Do New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2  
Entre les monts Rembaï et Canala New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2
Entre Table Unio et Farino New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2
Forêt Plate New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2
Goro Até et haute vallée de la rivière Tchamba New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2
Goro Jé et haute vallée de la rivière Amoa New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2  
Hautes vallées des rivières Néaoua, Koua et Kouaoua New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2  
Massif des Lèvres New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2  
Massif du Mé Kanin, Sphinx et Arago New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2
Massif du Panié New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2, A4ii
Massifs du Grand Sud: entre le mont Humboldt et la rivière Bleue New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2, A4ii
Mé Maoya New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2
Pic Ningua New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2  
Presqu'île de Pindaï New Caledonia (to France) A2, A4ii, A4iii
Prokoméo New Caledonia (to France) A1, A2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Caledonia New Caledonia Yes

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Kenward, B., C. Rutz, A. A S. Weir, J. Chappell, and A. Kacelnik. 2004. Morphology and sexual dimorphism of the New Caledonian Crow Corvus moneduloides, with notes on its behaviour and ecology. Ibis 146:652–660 2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 3Morphology and sexual dimorphism of the New Caledonian Crow Corvus moneduloides, with notes on its behaviour and ecology, BENJAMIN KENWARD, CHRISTIAN RUTZ, ALEX A. S. WEIR, JACKIE CHAPPELL & ALEX KACELNIK, Ibis (2004), 146, 652–660
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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