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Banggai Crow Corvus unicolor  
Banggai Crow
Photographer : © Jon Hornbuckle
Location :at 840m above Kokolomboi, Peleng, Banggai Islands, Indonesia
Date : 6 October 2012
English synonyms:Celebes Crow, Celebes Pied Crow
Bird Family :Corvini - Jays, Magpies, Treepies, Ground-jays, Nutcrackers, Choughs, Jackdaws, Crows, Rook & Ravens
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :A rare bird only known from western Peleng, above Kokolomboi at 840m where I saw as many as 5 in the air together. - JH
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Banggai Islands of Indonesia.

The Banggai Crow was only known to science from two specimens collected in 1900 until Indonesian biologists Mochamad Indrawan and Yunus Masala secured two more specimens in 2007. The identity of the crows has been confirmed by Pamela Rasmussen, assistant professor of zoology at Michigan State University, who has also confirmed the validity of the species. Press Release

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