White-billed Crow

Macrocorax Woodfordi (Creative Commons)
Macrocorax Woodfordi (Creative Commons)
The White-billed crow can only be found in central part of the Solomon Islands. They are officially called Corvus woodfordi. It is a stocky short bird who prefers the forest. It has a squared off tail and a big head. It has a distinct deep and curved pale ivory colored bill with a darker tip, resembling the coloring of wing tip shoes to me. =) Overall it is glossy black with a purplish-green gloss to the head and purple gloss to the rest of it. The iris of the White-Billed Crow is pale gray or white and the legs and feet are black. The White-billed Crow lives in small families and together they look for insects and fruit to eat. There is not a lot known about its breeding habits and behavior since it lives so far up in the trees and doesn't come down much to be observed.