French: Corneille d’Hispaniola German: Antillenkrähe Spanish: Cuervo de La Española
See C. nasicus (above). Monotypic.
Hispaniola; formerly also Puerto Rico.
42–46 cm. The largest Caribbean crow; long (35–49 mm) and tapered bill, nasal bristles upturned and sweeping over culmen ridge, intense plush-like black feathers... read more
Raven-like, including guttural "culik-calow-calow", deep "wallough", and variety of high-pitched... read more
Most closely associated with old, mature forests in mountainous and hilly, inaccessible country;... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Formal dietary studies lacking. Feeds in large flocks on seasonally abundant fruits, primarily in forest canopy. Known to eat... read more
Poorly known. Season Feb–Jun; eggs and well-grown young observed in Mar in Puerto Rico (now extinct) and nests in early May in Haiti... read more
No formal study. Casual visitor to islands of Gonâve and Saona.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Hispaniola EBA and (formerly) Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands EBA. Rarest crow in Caribbean. Now exists only on Hispaniola... read more
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