Bougainville crow

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Bougainville crow
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
Species: C. meeki
Binomial name
Corvus meeki
Rothschild, 1904

The Bougainville crow (Corvus meeki) is a species of bird in the crow family Corvidae.

It is found in on the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea and the neighbouring Shortland Islands in the Solomon Islands. Within its range it is the only species of crow.

The Bougainville crow is a heavy crow, 41 cm long, with all black plumage and a massive black bill.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest up to 1600 m.[2] It is a common species on Bougainville, but it might be threatened in the future by habitat loss caused by logging.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Corvus meeki". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2008) Species factsheet: Corvus meeki. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15 October 2008