Paradise Crow

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Paradise Crow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Genus: Lycocorax
Bonaparte, 1853
Species: L. pyrrhopterus
Binomial name
Lycocorax pyrrhopterus
(Bonaparte, 1850)

The Paradise Crow (Lycocorax pyrrhopterus, also known as the Silky Crow) is a medium-sized (approximately 34cm long) crow-like bird of paradise with all-dark, soft and silky plumage. It has a black bill, crimson eyes, and a call that sounds like a dog's bark. Both genders look about the same. The female is a little smaller than the male.

The Paradise Crow is monogamous and can be found in the forests of the Maluku islands in Indonesia. They eat fruits and arthropods.

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