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    Author(s): Richard R. Schaefer; Susan E. Koenig; Gary R. Graves; D. Craig Rudolph
    Date: 2019
    Source: Journal of Caribbean Ornithology
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    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.

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    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.


    Chilabothrus subflavus, Corvus jamaicensis, Jamaica, Jamaican boa, Jamaican Crow, mobbing, passerine

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