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Sinaloa Crow Corvus sinaloae

Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Guy M. Kirwan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published November 15, 2013

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Vocalizations of Sinaloa Crow lack the low burry or croaking quality of the calls of Tamaulipas Crow (Davis 1958). The typical call of Sinaloa Crow is described as "a clear ceow" (Davis 1958) or as "a cawing caahr or rraah, often doubled" (Howell and Webb 1995).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Other vocalizations include "a disyllabic cah-ow, a short caah!, and a nasal cawing aah or raah" (Howell and Webb 1995).

The calls of juvenile Sinaloa Crow are lower in pitch than calls of adults (Davis 1958).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Sinaloa Crow can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Rodríguez-Flores, C. I., C. A. Soberanes-González, M. d. C. Arizmendi, G. M. Kirwan, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Sinaloa Crow (Corvus sinaloae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.sincro1.01