Mariana crow

Mariana crow

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Corvus kubaryi

The Mariana crow is a species of the crow family from the South Pacific. It is a glossy black bird about 15 inches long and known only from the islands of Guam and Rota. It is a rare bird which has steadily declined in numbers since the 1960s. On Guam there are believed to be very few remaining birds, the population having been much reduced since the introduction of the brown tree snake. On Rota the population has also been dwindling, the main threats here being the reduction of suitable habitat because of development and predation. Some conservation efforts have been undertaken, and some birds have been relocated from Rota to the new Guam National Wildlife Refuge. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated the bird as being "critically endangered".

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References

1. Mariana crow Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_crow
2. Mariana crow on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22705959/129626293
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/254699

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