Tamaulipas Crow

Occurring in a relatively small area in north-eastern Mexico, it inhabits near desert scrub and bushland and includes farms, small towns and villages in its range. It also occurs in more humid woodland in open areas but does not appear to be found in the higher mountains or along the seashore. It is a sociable bird often forming large flocks, moving together in close groups. Its northern range reaches Brownsville in southern Texas where it has been known to nest.

The Tamaulipas Crow is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Tamaulipas Crow is a small crow, very shiny in appearance, black overall but with a purplish tint above and purplish to bluish-green gloss underneath. The bill is small and short. Its call is much like that of the Fish Crow, but Fish Crows are not found in this region. Distribution and Population Trends This species More

The voice is radically different from the Tamaulipas Crow in that it is quite high-pitched, jay-like, and clear: "ceow". That of the Tamaulipas Crow is a surprisingly low, gruff, frog-like croak. Another species, the Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus from the southeastern seaboard of the United States is also considered genetically very close to both this species and the Tamaulipas Crow Corvus imparatus and the three are now considered a "Superspecies". More

The Tamaulipas Crow (Corvus imparatus) is a relatively small (34-38 cm in length) and sleek looking crow with very glossy plumage which is very soft and silky looking. The bill is quite slender and black, as are the legs and feet. Contents - * 1 Distribution and habitat * 2 Behaviour * 2.1 Diet * 2. More

The Tamaulipas Crow has a large range, estimated globally at 110,000 square kilometers. Native to the United States and Mexico, this bird prefers subtropical or tropical forest ecosystems, though it can reside on arable or pastureland as well as in urban areas. The global population of this bird is estimated at 50,000 to 500,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. More

Tamaulipas Crow, a species about which we know little, was considered conspecific with Sinaloa Crow (Corvus sinaloae) of western Mexico under the name of Mexican Crow at the time of the TBBA field work (Lockwood and Freeman 2004) The species was first discovered in the United States in 1968 in extreme south Texas. Historically this crow has been present primarily in winter with numbers varying. More

Tamaulipas Crow Breeding Male Head Illustration Head * Bill Shape: All-purpose * Eye Color: Dark brown to brown-black. More

The Tamaulipas Crow (Corvus imparatus) is a resident of northeastern Mexico as well as the very southern tip of Texas. The species has occurred in Texas for more than 30 years, but some years it may be very hard to find. The top two shots here were taken in southern Tamaulipas, Mexico, in May, 2007, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens. More

Tamaulipas Crow in palm on the center part of the right of way - first part of April 2006 Image by Lee Zieger Image by Lee Zieger This Brownsville, Texas property on the right behind the fence is 7301 Utah Road representing 1.69 acres. The center behind the red post is city property. The first drive on the right next to the For Sale sign is 7300 Utah Road representing 1.08 acres. More

The Tamaulipas Crow (Mexican) is a 15" crow with a soft, croaking voice issuing a "gar-lic" sound. It is a small glossy crow, all black, including bill and feet. Unknown north of the U.S.-Mexico border before the 1960s, they now typically, live in the arid, open country of Northwest Mexico and South Texas. Quite a population is reported near Brownsville, Texas. They nest low in shrubs and native tree species like the mesquite. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Corvidae
Genus : Corvus
Species : imparatus
Authority : Peters, 1929