French: Corbeau de Tasmanie German: Tasmankrähe Spanish: Cuervo de Tasmania
Corvus marianae tasmanicus
Subspecies and Distribution
C. t. boreus
I. Rowley, 1970 – NE New South Wales, in E Australia.
C. t. tasmanicus
Mathews, 1912 – coast of extreme SE Australia, islands in Bass Strait and Tasmania.
52–54 cm; male 500–800 g and female 535–755 g (nominate), male 550–740 g and female 600–710 g (boreus). Large, long-legged crow with... read more
Series of deep (bass), slow and guttural caws, given with throat hackles noticeably fanned and tail... read more
All terrestrial habitat types within range, from subalpine (1500 m) to littoral, including dense... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous predator and scavenger; strongly carnivorous. Feeds mainly on invertebrates, small birds, eggs, nestlings, small mammals and... read more
Laying mainly late winter to spring, mostly Jul–Sept, but extending to early summer (mid-Dec) in Tasmania. Monogamous. Solitary... read more
Breeding pairs sedentary within large home range. Juveniles, immatures and non-breeding adults form... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Abundant and widespread in Tasmania. Populations in coastal SE mainland Australia small and fragmented. N race boreus considered "Near-... read more
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