This website is dedicated to the worldwide distributed bird family Corvidae. All content found here is based on papers registered in the Corvids Literature Database (CLD). Today (12/2016) this portal contains only a few information on every taxon, but it is growing constantly. Currently we are working on synonyms and type information as the basis for a taxonomic portal. Please visit also CLD, currently comprising more than 8500 papers.

How to contribute

Feedback and contributions are very welcome, e.g. bibliographies, photographs, sound files, text. Please contact us at cld[at]corvids.de.

How to cite us

Corvids of the World:
CLD - CoW Portal (Droege, G.; general editor) 2013+ (continuously updated): Corvids Literature Database: Corvids of the World Portal. Published at http://dataportal.corvids.de/; accessed [date].

Corvids Literature Database:
Droege, G. and Töpfer, T. (2016): The Corvids Literature Database: 500 years of ornithological research from a crow's perspective. Database: bav122. doi: 10.1093/database/bav122

General editor

Gabi Droege, Berlin, Germany.


Portal Hosting: Thanks to the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin for hosting the dataportal. Special thanks to the BGBM EDIT developer team (Andreas Müller, Andreas Kohlbecker, Katja Luther, Patrick Plitzner, Cherian Mathew) for maintenance and support as well as taking care of my feature requests.

Distribution maps / EDIT Representational State Transfer (REST) services: Hosting and maintenance: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren (RMCA), contact: Patricia Mergen (Liaison Officer); development: James Davy (formerly RMCA, Tervuren, now EC Joint Research Centre, Ispra), Pere Roca Ristol (formerly Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, now EC Joint Research Centre, Ispra), Andreas Kohlbecker (BGBM Berlin-Dahlem), Franck Theeten (RMCA).

Pictures: Credits and copyright of picture providers are accompanying each image displayed in this portal. If no credits are given, the picture is take by myself (e.g. the header) with CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.