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Corvus nasicus (Cuban Crow)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cuban crow (Corvus nasicus) is one of four species of crow that occur on a few key islands in the Caribbean. It is closely related to the white-necked crow (C. leucognaphalis) and Jamaican crow (C. jamaicensis), with which it shares similar features. The fourth Caribbean crow, the palm crow (C. palmarum), is a later arrival in evolutionary terms and shows characteristics more akin to North American species such as the fish crow (C. ossifragus), which it is probably closely related to. The nest is built in tall trees, though little further information about breeding is recorded as yet.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.79269
EDGE Score: 1.33307


Adult Weight [1]  401 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  50 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  40 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  40 %
Clutch Size [3]  4


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cuban cactus scrub Cuba Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Cuban dry forests Cuba Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Cuban moist forests Cuba Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cuban pine forests Cuba Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests  
Cuban wetlands Cuba Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park II 175430 Cuba  
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  
Cuchillas del Toa UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 514733 Guantánamo, Cuba  
Pico Mogote Ecological Reserve II 3698 Cuba  

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. Yes


Accipiter gundlachi (Gundlach's Hawk)[4]


Parasitized by 
Lutztrema attenuatum <Unverified Name>[5]

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Arendt, W.J.; Faaborg, J.; Wallace, G.E.; Garrido, O.H. 2004. Biometrics of birds throughout the Greater Caribbean basin. Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. 8(1): 1-33.
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
3Jetz 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
4Gundlach's Hawk, BirdLife International (1992) Threatened Birds of the Americas. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
5Gibson, 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
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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