Palm Crow (Corvus palmarum) - HBW 14, p. 628
French: Corneille palmiste
Spanish: Cuervo Palmero
Other common names: Cuban Palm Crow (minutus); Hispaniolan Palm Crow (palmarum)
Taxonomy: Corvus palmarum Paul von Württemberg, 1835, vicinity of Cibao Mountains, Dominican Republic.
Appears to be more closely related to ravens than it is to other Caribbean crows; preliminary comparison of DNA sequences suggests 6% divergence from ravens, but 8-10% divergent from C. leucognaphalus and C. nasicus. Races have been treated as two distinct species, but differences minimal; indeed, even as races they are weakly differentiated. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- minutus Gundlach, 1852 - Cuba.
- palmarum Paul von Württemberg, 1835 - Hispaniola.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
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A bird in a palm, feeding Locality Najasa, Cuba (ssp minutus)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2004 8 years ago 26 sec 3.5
A bird in a palm and flying away Locality Najasa, Cuba (ssp minutus)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2004 8 years ago 25 sec 3
A bird calling and being chased by another Locality Najasa, Cuba (ssp minutus)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2004 8 years ago 10 sec 2.8