Palawan crow


The Palawan crow (Corvus pusillus) is a Passerine bird of the family Corvidae, in the genus Corvus. It was previously considered a subspecies of the slender-billed crow (Corvus enca), but phylogenetic evidence indicates that both are distinct species, and it has thus been split by the International Ornithologists' Union.[1][2]

Palawan crow
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.AVES.9112 1 - Corvus enca pusillus Tweeddale, 1878 - Corvidae - bird skin specimen.jpeg
Preserved specimen at Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
C. pusillus
Binomial name
Corvus pusillus
Tweeddale, 1878

It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is found on Mindoro, Palawan, and the Calamian Islands.[3] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical mangrove forest.


  1. ^ "Species Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  2. ^ autor, Allen, Desmond (2020). Birds of the Philippines. ISBN 978-84-16728-32-9. OCLC 1286814135.
  3. ^ "IOC World Bird List 11.2". doi:10.14344/ {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)