Family Crows (Corvidae)

Least Concern

New Caledonian Crow (Corvus moneduloides)


Taxonomy

French: Corbeau calédonien German: Geradschnabelkrähe Spanish: Cuervo de Nueva Caledonia
Taxonomy:

Corvus moneduloides

Lesson

, 1831,

no locality = Balab, New Caledonia

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

New Caledonia.

Introduced on Maré, in Loyalty Is.

Descriptive notes

40–43 cm; male 280–355 g, female 225–280 g. Medium-sized, rather long-tailed crow with throat feathers fine and hair-like, short bill is somewhat conical... read more

Voice

Hoarse, high-pitched cawing notes, soft and drawn out or loud and staccato. There is a large-... read more

Habitat

Forest, woodland, savanna and plantations.

Food and feeding

Omnivorous, feeding on adult and larval insects, also fruits, nuts, seeds, flowers, small birds, eggs, snails, carrion and other edible... read more

Breeding

Season Sept–Jan. Nest a bowl of sticks lined with rootlets, diameter 19 cm, egg-cup 4·5 cm deep, placed c. 8 m above ground on... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in New Caledonia EBA. Fairly common. Although it takes eggs and chicks of domestic poultry, this... read more

Recommended citation

Debus, S. (2017). New Caledonian Crow (Corvus moneduloides). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/60771 on 20 September 2017).