Bougainville crow

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

Bougainville crow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
C. meeki
Binomial name
Corvus meeki

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 forest 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.


  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 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2013-08-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) on 15 October 2008

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