Corvus validus

Corvus validus, Long-billed Crow , Gagak Halmahera


The Long-billed Crow (Corvus validus) is a crow that ranges in the Northern Moluccas. It has a long bill and white iris. This crow is large with glossy plumage, and is of Least Concern


Crypsirina-temia, Racket-tailed Treepie,  Tangkar Centrong


The Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) is an Asian treepie, a member of the Corvidae (crow) family.

It has a velvety-black forehead of short, plush black feathers with the rest of the bird being an oily green colour, though appearing black in dim light. The tail feathers which in this species are long and broaden at the tail’s end are black also with a greenish tinge, as are the wings. The iris of the bird is a turquoise-blue darkening towards the pupil to a very deep or near black. The bill, legs and feet are black.

This bird occurs in southern Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Indo-China, Sumatra, Java and Bali in scrub and secondary growth, open fields and gardens, bamboo thickets and open forest often near villages.

It almost always feeds in trees (arboreal) never feeding from the ground though coming down to bathe on occasion. It moves through the trees with great agility and uses its remarkable tail as a balancing organ. It eats mainly insects and fruit.

A cup shaped nest is built in bamboo or shrubs especially thorny ones often surrounded by open grassy areas and normally lays 2–4 eggs.

The voice is usually described as harsh and unattractive. It has several described calls but a whining call is often heard.

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Birds of Indonesia

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17 Jays, Magpies, Treepies and Crows,  13 with pictures and pages

Platylophus galericulatus,
Crested Jay,
Tangkar Ongklet

Platysmurus leucopterus,
Black Magpie, 
Tangkar Kambing

   Cissa thalassina,
Short-tailed Green Magpie,
Ekek Geling

Cissa chinensis,
Green Magpie,
Panca Warna


Dendrocitta occipitalis,
Sumatran Treepie,
Tangkar-uli Sumatera

Dendrocitta cinerascens,
Bornean Treepie,
Tangkaruli Kalimantan

Racket-tailed Treepie, 
Tangkar Centrong

Corvus enca,  
Slender-billed Crow ,
Burung gagak


Corvus macrorhynchos,
Large-billed Crow,
Gagak Kampung
Corvus splendens,
House Crow,
 Gagak Rumah
Corvus unicolor,
Banggai Crow,
 Gagak Banggai
Corvus typicus,
Piping Crow,
 Gagak Sulawesi
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Corvus florensis,
Flores Crow,
 Gagak Flores
Corvus validus,
Long-billed Crow ,
Gagak Halmahera
Corvus fuscicapillus,
Brown-headed Crow,
 Gagak Kepala-coklat
Corvus tristis ,
Grey Crow ,
Gagak Kelabu

Corvus orru,
Torresian Crow,
 Gagak Orru

Corvus unicolor

Corvus unicolor, Banggai Crow, Gagak Banggai

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The Banggai Crow, Corvus unicolor, is a member of the crow family from Banggai in Indonesia. It is listed as critically endangered by IUCN and was even feared extinct, but was finally rediscovered during surveys on Peleng Island by Indonesian ornithologist Mochamad Indrawan in 2007 and 2008.

It was sometimes considered a subspecies of the Slender-billed Crow, but it is actually rather distinct from this bird, resembling an entirely black Piping Crow ....  read more