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SPECIES INFO

The Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana) is a very large honeyeater with orange facial wattles. It superficially resembles a crow with its glossy black plumage. Crow Honeyeaters have long rounded wings and a long tail and neck. Their bill is long and bicolored- yellow below, black above. It has a loud, ringing sound.

This bird is endemic to New Caledonia and lives in humid forests on hills. It is relatively inconspicuous, and lives either in pairs or alone. It forages for invertebrates and nectar in the canopy and midstorey.

This bird is endangered due to introduced rats. It is spread throughout the island, though mostly in the south. It is estimated that there are between 1,000 and 2,500 birds left.

External links
  • BirdLife Species Factsheet
  • IUCN Red List
 



                                     



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