Tamaulipas Crow

Credit: Steve Valasek

Tamaulipas Crows are slender, bluish-black crows. Their feathers appear soft and glossy, and their bills, legs, and feet are black. 

  • Corvus imparatus
  • Length: 13 – 15 in (34 – 38 cm)
  • Weight: 8 – 9 oz (227 – 255 g)
  • Wingspan: 30 in (76 cm)


Tamaulipas Crows usually occur in northeastern Mexico and southern Texas. In the winter, they are often found at the garbage dump in Brownsville, Texas.

Habitat And Diet

You can find the Tamaulipas Crow around farms, towns, and villages. They also inhabit dry, desert-like areas and bushland. Tamaulipas Crows and their flock also love to stay in tall trees. 

Tamaulipas Crows are great scavengers of food and trash and that’s why they stay within small towns. They eat carrion, insects, berries, nuts, other birds’ eggs, nestlings, and other food they come across. 

Tamaulipas Crow Sounds:


Nests of Tamaulipas Crows can often be seen in open areas, usually in high locations, like trees. In suburban areas, any open, high location is fair game, so there have been sightings of nests on open steel beams.

The nests are made with sticks and plant fibers with softer material to line the inside. They lay around five eggs which take about eighteen days to hatch. Their young may leave the nest around five weeks after hatching. 

Fun Facts:

The voice of Tamaulipas Crow sounds like that of a frog croaking.