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Slender-billed crow

Slender-billed crow
Near Tomohon, Indonesia
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
C. enca
Binomial name
Corvus enca
(Horsfield, 1821)

The slender-billed crow (Corvus enca) is a Passerine bird of the family Corvidae, in the genus Corvus. The violet crow has been found to be distinct genetically and separated as Corvus violaceus.[2] The small crow has been split as Corvus samarensis and the Palawan crow has also been split as Corvus pusillus.[3]

Habitat and Diet

It is found throughout Maritime Southeast Asia (Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines) and Peninsular Malaysia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical mangrove forest. It eats fish and shrimp.[4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2017) [amended version of 2016 assessment]. "Corvus enca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T103727499A118785292. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T103727499A118785292.en. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  2. ^ Jønsson, Knud A.; Fabre, Pierre-Henri; Irestedt, Martin (2012). "Brains, tools, innovation and biogeography in crows and ravens". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 12: 72. Bibcode:2012BMCEE..12...72J. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-72. PMC 3480872. PMID 22642364.
  3. ^ "Species Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  4. ^ EDDY, SYAIFUL; MUTIARA, DIAN; MEDISWATI, ROSWITHA YEMIMA TIUR; RAHMAN, RAMA GIVATI; MILANTARA, NORIL; BASYUNI, MOHAMMAD (2021-11-18). "Short communication: Diversity of bird species in Air Telang Protected Forest, South Sumatra, Indonesia". Biodiversitas Journal of Biological Diversity. 22 (12). doi:10.13057/biodiv/d221206. ISSN 2085-4722.

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