French: Corneille palmiste German: Palmenkrähe Spanish: Cuervo palmero
Paul von Württemberg
vicinity of Cibao Mountains, Dominican Republic
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. minutus
Gundlach, 1852 – Cuban Palm Crow – C Cuba (Camagüey Province); formerly also W Cuba.
C. p. palmarum
Paul von Württemberg, 1835 – Hispaniolan Palm Crow – Hispaniola.
34–38 cm; one male 315 g, one female 263 g. Small, rather tame crow with short, stout, sharp-pointed bill and well-developed nasal bristles covering nostrils. Nominate... read more
Calls poorly known, but those known are similar to "caw" of C. brachyrhynchos and to... read more
Pine (Pinus) forests, arid brush, and hill country in Hispaniola, often at higher... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Feeds on invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars, cicadas (Cicadidae), snails (Gastropoda), small... read more
Poorly known. Season Mar–Jul in Cuba; eggs laid in Apr. Presumed solitary nester on exclusive territory. Small groups (3–6)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cuba EBA and Hispaniola EBA. No population data. Not uncommon in... read more
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