Small crow


The small crow (Corvus samarensis) is a passerine bird in the genus Corvus of the family Corvidae. 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]

Small crow
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
C. samarensis
Binomial name
Corvus samarensis
Steere, 1890
  • Corvus enca samarensis Steere, 1890

It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical mangrove forest.

It has two subspecies, one found in the northern Philippines and one found in the south:[3]

  • C. s. sierramadrensis - endemic to Luzon in the northern Philippines
  • C. s. samarensis - found on Samar and Mindanao in the southern Philippines


  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)