French: Corneille à bec blanc German: Buntschnabelkrähe Spanish: Cuervo piquiblanco
Other common names:
Aola, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Choiseul, Santa Isabel and Guadalcanal, in C & SE Solomon Is.
40–41 cm; male 615 g, female 555–568 g, unsexed 375–568 g. Medium-sized, short-tailed crow with massive dark-tipped pale bill, culmen strongly arched;... read more
Series of staccato cawing notes, higher-pitched and more rapid than those of C. orru.
Lowland and montane rainforest to 1000 m, rarely to 1250 m; more common in hills. Frequents forest... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Food insects, mainly beetles (Coleoptera), also fruits. Forages singly, in pairs and in small groups in forest canopy. Gleans... read more
Three of four adult females were approaching breeding condition in Jun–Jul, suggesting laying in austral spring. No further... read more
Resident, with no records outside normal distribution. Flocks are apparently mobile locally.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Locally common within small global distribution, where seen in small flocks. Biology very... read more
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