Extinct Banggai Crow (Corvus Unicolor) found alive

Corvus unicolor, the long-lost Banggai Crow, was rediscovered on Indonesia's Peleng Island. Confirmation of the rediscovery was made on 0ct. 13, 2009. Credit: Philippe Verbelen
Corvus unicolor, the long-lost Banggai Crow, was rediscovered on Indonesia's Peleng Island. Confirmation of the rediscovery was made on 0ct. 13, 2009. Credit: Philippe Verbelen
A critically endangered Indonesian crow — long feared extinct — has been rediscovered in its native habitat, scientists announced today. The all-black Banggai Crow (Corvus unicolor), known to science only by two specimens described in 1900, was found again by Indonesian biologists on Peleng Island, off the east coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia, in 2007. Pamela Rasmussen, a Michigan State University zoologist verified the finding. ... The new specimens are now catalogued at the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense on the Indonesian island of Java. You can read more from the original article here on LiveScience.com.