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1 June 2004 Intraspecific Predation among Northwestern Crows
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Cannibalism is uncommon in birds, and instances of adults killing and eating other adults are especially rare. Cases of intraspecific predation among passerines constitute a very small percentage of published reports, and many of the cases are based on circumstantial evidence. In July 2001, I witnessed a group of Northwestern Crows (Corvus caurinus) kill and consume a conspecific adult in Olympic National Park, Washington. I am aware of no other published reports of adult-adult cannibalism for this species or the Corvidae family.

Erik M. Andersen "Intraspecific Predation among Northwestern Crows," The Wilson Bulletin 116(2), (1 June 2004). https://doi.org/10.1676/03-113
Received: 3 November 2003; Accepted: 1 April 2004; Published: 1 June 2004
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