Observations of Jamaican crows (Corvus jamaicensis) mobbing Jamaican boas (Chilabothrus subflavus)

  • Authors: Schaefer, Richard R.; Koenig, Susan E.; Graves, Gary R.; Rudolph, D. Craig
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Journal of Caribbean Ornithology

Abstract

We describe five observations of avian mobbing of Jamaican boas (Chilabothrus subflavus) in northern Cockpit Country, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica. Four mobbing events were carried out by Jamaican Crows (Corvus jamaicensis), and one by a group of smaller passerines. We also describe a probable instance of a boa depredating a crow nest.

  • Citation: Schaefer, Richard R.; Koenig, Susan E.; Graves, Gary R.; Rudolph, D. Craig. 2019. Observations of Jamaican crows (Corvus jamaicensis) mobbing Jamaican boas (Chilabothrus subflavus). Journal of Caribbean Ornithology. 32: 73-76.
  • Keywords: Chilabothrus subflavus, Corvus jamaicensis, Jamaica, Jamaican boa, Jamaican Crow, mobbing, passerine
  • Posted Date: September 19, 2019
  • Modified Date: January 23, 2020
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