A Provisional World List of the Corvidae

A Provisional World List of the Corvidae


Corvidae (crow family) is a family of oscine passerine birds that includes the crows, ravens, rooks, magpies, jackdaws, jays, treepies,choughs, and nutcrackers. A Provisional World List of the Corvidae
They are known as the crow family or corvids. Currently, 135 species are included in this family.
Common Name Scientific Name No. Subspecies Distribution
Crested Shrike-Jay Platylophus galericulatus 3 S.E.Asia
White-winged Magpie Platysmurus leucopterus 2 S.E.Asia
Pinyon Jay Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus 0 Mexico
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata 4 USA
Steller’s Jay Cyanocitta stelleri 13 USA, Cental America
Santa Cruz Jay Aphelocoma insularis 0 Santa Cruz Is.
Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica 15 USA, Mexico
Florida Jay Aphelocoma coerulescens 0 Florida USA
Mexican Jay Aphelocoma ultramarina 7 Mexico
Unicolored Jay Aphelocoma unicolor 5 Mexico, Honduras
Black-collared Jay Cyanolyca armillata 3 Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia
Turquoise Jay Cyanolyca turcosa 0 Colombia, Peru
White-collared Jay Cyanolyca viridicyana 3 Peru, Bolivia
Azure-hooded Jay Cyanolyca cucullata 4 Colombia, Ecuador
Beautiful Jay Cyanolyca pulchra 0 Central America
Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo 0 Mexico, Honduras
Dwarf Jay Cyanolyca nana 0 Mexico
White-throated Jay Cyanolyca mirabilis 0 Mexico
Silvery-throated Jay Cyanolyca argentigula 2 Costa Rica
Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyaneus 2 Central America
San Blas Jay Cyanocorax sanblasianus 2 Mexico
Yucatan Jay Cyanocorax yucatanicus 2 Mexico, Guatemala
Purplish-backed Jay Cyanocorax beecheii 0 Mexico
Purplish Jay Cyanocorax cyanomelas 0 Peru, Argentia
Azure Jay Cyanocorax caeruleus 0 Brazil, Argentina
Violaceous Jay Cyanocorax violaceus 2 N. South America
Curl-crested Jay Cyanocorax cristatellus 0 Brazil
Azure-naped Jay Cyanocorax heilprini 0 Brazil, Venezuela
Cayenne Jay Cyanocorax cayanus 0 Brazil, Venezuela
Black-chested Jay Cyanocorax affinis 2 Central America
Tufted Jay Cyanocorax dickeyi 0 Mexico
Plush-crested Jay Cyanocorax chrysops 3 Brazil, Argentina
White-naped Jay Cyanocorax cyanopogon 0 Brazil
White-tailed Jay Cyanocorax mystacalis 0 Ecuador, Peru
Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas 13 C. and S. America
Brown Jay Psilorhinus morio 5 Central America
Black-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta colliei 0 Mexico
White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa 3 C. America
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius 36 Europe to Japan
Black-headed Jay Garrulus lanceolatus 0 N. India, Himalayas
Lidth’s Jay Garrulus lidthi 0 Riukiu Is. Japan
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus 10 Lapland to Mongolia
Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans 0 W. China
Grey Jay Perisoreus canadensis 9 Alaska, Canada
Ceylon Magpie Urocissa ornata 0 Sri Lanka
Formosan Magpie Urocissa caerulea 0 Taiwan
Gold-billed Magpie Urocissa flavirostris 4 Himalayas to N. Vietnam
Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha 5 Assam, China
White-winged Magpie Urocissa whiteheadi 2 Laos, Vietnam
Green Magpie Cissa chinensis 5 Himalayas to Borneo
Yellow-breasted Magpie Cissa hypoleuca 5 China, Vietnam
Short-tailed Magpie Cissa thalassina 2 Java, Borneo
Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyana 9 Spain, C. Asia to Japan
Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda 8 India to Thailand
Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae 8 India, Himalayas, S.E China
Sunda Treepie Dendrocitta occipitalis 2 Indonesia
White-bellied Treepie Dendrocitta leucogastra 0 S. India
Collared Treepie Dendrocitta frontalis 0 Himalayas to N. Vietnam
Andaman Treepie Dendrocitta bayleyi 0 Andaman Is.
Racket-tailed Treepie Crypsirina temia 0 S.E.Asia
Hooded Treepie Crypsirina cucullata 0 Burma
Ratchet-tailed Treepie Temnurus temnurus 0 Vietnam
Black-billed Magpie Pica pica 13 Europe and N.W. Africa to Japan and N.W. Canada
Yellow-billed Magpie Pica nuttalli 0 California-USA
Stresemann’s Bush-Crow Zavattariornis stresemanni 0 Ethiopia
Mongolian Ground-Jay Podoces hendersoni 0 C. Asia, W. China
Xinjiang Ground-Jay Podoces biddulphi 0 Sinkiang
Turkestan Ground-Jay Podoces panderi 0 S. Russia
Iranian Ground-Jay Podoces pleskei 0 Iran
Tibetan Ground-Jay Pseudopodoces humilis 0 Tsinghai, W. China
Clark’s Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana 0 S.W. Canada, N.W. USA
Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes 10 Europe to Japan
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax 8 Europe to N.E. Asia
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus 2 Europe to C. Asia
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer 0 Senegal to Ethiopia
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula 4 Europe to Central Asia
Daurian Jackdaw Corvus dauuricus 0 N.E. + C. Asia
House Crow Corvus splendens 5 India, S.E. Asia
New Caledonian Crow Corvus moneduloides 0 New Calodonia. Loyalty Is.
Slender-billed Crow Corvus enca 8 Indonesia, Malaysia
Piping Crow Corvus typicus 0 Celebes
Banggai Crow Corvus unicolor 0 Banggai Is.
Flores Crow Corvus florensis 0 Flores Is.
Mariana Crow Corvus kubaryi 0 Guam Is., Rota Is.
Long-billed Crow Corvus validus 0 Moluccas
Bougainville Crow Corvus meeki 0 Borgainville Is.
White-billed Crow Corvus woodfordi 2 Guadalcanal and nearby Is.
Brown-headed Crow Corvus fuscicapillus 2 New Guinea
Grey Crow Corvus tristis 0 New Guinea
Cape Crow Corvus capensis 0 E-S Africa
Rook Corvus frugilegus 2 N. Africa, Europe to Japan
Northwestern Crow Corvus caurinus 0 Canada, N.W. USA
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 4 N. America
Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus 0 USA
Tamaulipas Crow Corvus imparatus 0 Mexico
Sinaloa Crow Corvus sinaloae 0 Mexico
Palm Crow Corvus palmarum 2 Cuba
Jamaican Crow Corvus jamaicensis 0 Jamaica
Cuban Crow Corvus nasicus 0 Cuba
White-necked Crow Corvus leucognaphalus 0 Puerto Rico
Carrion Crow Corvus corone 6 N. Africa, Europe to Japan
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos 13 China, India, S.E. Asia
Jungle Crow Corvus levaillantii 0 N.E. India, Burma, Thailand
Torresian Crow Corvus orru 4 New Guinea, Australia, Molluccas
Little Crow Corvus bennetti 0 W and C. Australia
Australian Raven Corvus coronoides 2 E. and S. Australia
Little Raven Corvus mellori 0 S.E.Australia
Relict Raven Corvus boreus 0 S.E. Australia
Forest Raven Corvus tasmanicus 2 S.E.Australia
Collared Crow Corvus torquatus 0 China, Vietnam
Hawaiian Crow Corvus hawaiiensis 0 Hawaii
Chihuahuan Raven Corvus cryptoleucus 0 USA, Mexico
Pied Crow Corvus albus 0 Africa
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis 2 N. Africa, Pakistan
Common Raven Corvus corax 8 Paleoarctic
Fan-tailed Raven Corvus rhipidurus 0 NE Africa, Arabia
White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis 0 E -S Africa
Thick-billed Raven Corvus crassirostris 0 Ethiopia, Sudan


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