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Corvus mellori (Little Raven)

Wikipedia Abstract

The little raven (Corvus mellori) is a species of the family Corvidae that is native to southeastern Australia. An adult individual is about 48–50 cm (19–19.5 in) in length, with all-black plumage, beak and legs and a white iris, as do the other members of the genus Corvus in Australia and some species from the islands to the north. Like those of the other two species of raven in Australia, its black feathers have grey bases. Although the little raven was first named by Gregory Mathews in 1912, it was only in 1967 that there was consensus to separate it from the Australian raven (C. coronoides) as a distinct species.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
1
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
11
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.50003
EDGE Score: 1.50408

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.193 lbs (541 g)
Female Weight [1]  1.135 lbs (515 g)
Male Weight [1]  1.25 lbs (567 g)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  10.1 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore, Granivore
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Fruit [2]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  30 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  10 %
Diet - Scavenger [2]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  10 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  30 %
Forages - Understory [2]  10 %
Forages - Ground [2]  60 %
Clutch Size [4]  4
Incubation [3]  19 days

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1Higgins, PJ, Peter, JM and Cowling, SJ. (eds), (2006) Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, Volume 7: Boatbill to starlings. Oxford University Press, Melbourne
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz 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
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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