Alternative names: Celebes Crow; Celebes Pied Crow
- Corvus typicus
35 - 40cm. An unmistakable crow:
- Black head and upper nape, brownish-black throat
- White lower nape, side of neck, upper mantle and underparts to belly
- Greyish to brownish-black lower mantle and black rest of upperparts including upperwing and tail
- Medium-length, black bill with gently curved culmen
- Short tail
- Reddish-brown iris
- Black legs
Sexes similar, juveniles have white of collar and underparts sullied with greyish-brown.
This is a monotypic species.
Forms a species pair with Banggai Crow.
Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Up to 2150m in south and 1600m in central Sulawesi.
Feeds on small invertebrates ans small fruits.
A sociable bird, usually seen in noisy groups of 4 to 10 birds. Extremly active.
No information about breeding.
A resident species.
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- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Piping Crow. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Piping_Crow