French: Corneille grise German: Greisenkrähe Spanish: Cuervo gris
Lesson and Garnot
Dorey Harbour, New Guinea
New Guinea, except lowlands of Trans-Fly; also West Papuan Is (Salawati, Batanta), Yapen I (in Geelvink Bay) and D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago.
51–56 cm; one bird 635 g. Medium-sized, long-tailed, scruffy crow with stout bill and bare pink facial skin; sparse nasal and rictal bristles. Plumage is variable,... read more
Series of plaintive, startled, rising caws, resembling yelping when several birds in chorus. Also... read more
Primary rainforest, forest edge, secondary growth, gardens, swamp-forest; lowlands to 1500 m.... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on fruits in forest canopy; also takes insects, especially when raising young, and sometimes scavenges. Forages often in noisy... read more
Poorly known. Apparently breeds through dry season (austral autumn-spring); two nests found in Mar, nestlings in Oct to early Dec, and... read more
Resident; flocks apparently locally mobile.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common to common, and widespread. Often observed in flocks of up to ten individuals, rarely up to 50.
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