French: Petit Corbeau German: Gesellschaftskrähe Spanish: Cuervo de Mellor
Corvus marianae mellori
Angas Plains, South Australia
SE Australia, including Kangaroo I (off South Australia) and King I (in Bass Strait).
48–50 cm; male 407–660 g, female 365–660 g. Medium-sized crow with rather slender bill, medium-length bifurcated throat hackles. Plumage is entirely glossy... read more
Series of rather deep (baritone), usually rapid and clipped caws, typically of 7 notes (when... read more
All terrestrial habitat types within range, from alpine (2000 m) to littoral and semi-arid, but... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous predator and scavenger; strongly insectivorous. Feeds mainly on invertebrates, small birds, eggs, nestlings, small mammals and... read more
Laying mainly late winter to spring, mostly early Jul to mid-Nov (peak mid-Aug to early Oct), but can start as early as mid-May and (in... read more
Breeding pairs resident only for duration of breeding cycle, and commute daily to foraging areas up... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Abundant and widespread; has increased in range and numbers with spread of agriculture and urbanization. Benefits from artificial food sources, and... read more
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