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Banggai Crow
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Published: June 5, 2018
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"Banggai Crow", 8"x8" oil on panel.
For Artists for Conservation's Silent Skies mural.

This beautiful small crow dwells in the forests of Central Sulawesi in Indonesia. Once thought extinct and known only from two specimens collected before 1900, it was confirmed as rediscovered in 2007. Still, they are critically endangered, with fewer than 500 thought to remain. Habitat loss via deforestation is the largest threat to this species, but local advocates are attempting awareness programs to help the Banggai crow. I was particularly struck by this bird's large and haunting pale eyes, and painted it in portrait to emphasize its intelligent gaze.

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crows are honestly my favorite bird next to seagulls and red tailed hawks. and living in Pennsylvania i see crows and red tailed hawks all the time. you did a wonderful job i thought it was real crow. (:
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Very cool! What part of PA? We have a lot of crows where I live too, and I love watching them.
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I live about 10 miles from Philadelphia. and I always watch crows too, i will throw out left overs in front yard and they have a feast out there XD. one specific crow keeps coming back, i named him toothless and i love watching him and his friends eat the left overs and flying around. 

P.S. they seem to go crazy over Pizza crust i found that out a few weeks ago.
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Haha, they do like junk food! If possible though, it's truly terrible for them long term; meat scraps, unsalted peanuts, etc, are all better choices for them :) Avoid foods that have sugar, salt, chocolate, or a lot of filler (such as breads, etc). Crows can handle junk food a bit better than some other species, but it's still not good for them.
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Yes, you are right. I have pizza every Friday so they get their little treat every Friday as well. and whats weird is i put meat scraps out before and they didn't take it and i watched them kind of looking and pecking at it but they never took it, the fox took it later that night when i saw him eating it when looking outside the window.
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If they are used to more urban/suburban areas, perhaps that's why! They are very interesting!
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Perhaps.
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I've always loved crows, no matter what part of the world they are in. I think they are beautiful birds! 
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I agree :)
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Fabulous!
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Amazing drawing Love 
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This is amazing! Great details and shades! :clap: 
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What a lovely bird!  I wish those advocates the best of luck to save this critter.

This painting is wonderful! :D
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wolfenwinterHobbyist Digital Artist
Crows are such amazing birds.
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ooo, damn
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Good shot! Sharp and good pose of tz bird.
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This is a painting. :) Unless I am misunderstanding! If so, I'm sorry about that.
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Really? Wow, was I mistaken! But actually it looks so realistic...
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Thank you!
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what wonderful details!
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