French: Corneille du Mexique German: Tamaulipaskrähe Spanish: Cuervo tamaulipeco
Other common names:
Mexican Crow (when treated as conspecific with C. sinaloae)
J. L. Peters
Río La Cruz, Tamaulipas, Mexico
NE Mexico, in E Nuevo León and Tamaulipas S to SE San Luis Potosí, NE Hidalgo#R and N Veracruz; regularly occurs in extreme S USA (to immediately N of lower Rio Grande, in S Texas), but breeding unconfirmed.
34–40 cm; 192–237 g. A small, slender crow with comparatively small bill and highly glossed plumage. Has entire plumage black with rich purple, blue and green... read more
Calls low-pitched, reedy, nasal, frog-like "nark", "gar" or "nar-ur... read more
Lowland, scrubby farmland, open woodland, towns and villages. Not strongly associated with beaches... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Small groups seen foraging in semi-arid brushland. Regularly feeds in agricultural fields and refuse dumps around settlements.... read more
Poorly known in wild. Egg-laying in early Apr and fledglings in May. Apparently nests in loose colony. Coarse nest of sticks with rootlet... read more
Resident. Non-breeding birds wandering regularly to Brownsville (Texas) and N throughout lower Rio... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in North-east Mexican Gulf Slope EBA. Locally abundant; has small range of c. 150 x 400 km.... read more
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