French: Corneille des Banggai German: Banggaikrähe Spanish: Cuervo de las Banggai
Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert
Banggai Islands, Sulawesi
Banggai Is (Peleng I; probably extinct on Banggai I#R), off E Sulawesi.
40 cm; c. 175 g. A small, short-tailed crow with relatively small bill. Plumage is wholly black, weakly glossed with bluish or greenish, bases of hindneck feathers grey; iris... read more
Birds in a group give a three-four-note creaking whistle kruik, kruik, kruik... read more
Remnant hill forest, to 900 m on W side of Peleng; most other islands in archipelago quite low-... read more
Food and feeding
Main food is probably arthropods; there is one observation of a fledgling being fed arthropods, and local hunters report that it takes... read more
Two active nests in May held 1 and 3 eggs respectively; unoccupied nests found in other months, and breeding thought to occur during... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Banggai and Sula Islands EBA. Very rare; very poorly known. Following its initial discovery, in 1880s, remained... read more
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