Porto Rican crow

A stocky bird, this forest crow is now found principally on the large island of Hispaniola that comprises the countries of Dominican Republic and Haiti. It was also found on Puerto Rico but is now considered to be extinct on that island since the early 20th Century due to considerable forest clearance and hunting. It inhabits both lowland and mountain forest and unlike the related Cuban Crow, does not appear to tolerate areas that have been cleared for farming. It often flies high over the forest canopy and soars on thermals unlike the conspesific Palm Crow which rarely if ever soars.

The Porto Rican crow is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Nothing known about the Porto Rican crow

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Corvidae
Genus : Corvus
Species : leucognaphalus
Authority : Daudin, 1800