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Banggai Crow by Nambroth Banggai Crow by Nambroth

"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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MissIp Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018
lovely
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TescoEdge Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Professional General Artist
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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TescoEdge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
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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TescoEdge Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
If they are used to more urban/suburban areas, perhaps that's why! They are very interesting!
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TescoEdge Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps.
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firebird Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Professional General Artist
I agree :)
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WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous!
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MomokoShinzoArts Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing drawing Love 
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Lolliangel00 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Great details and shades! :clap: 
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TheBarredOneOnceMore Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018   General Artist
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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wolfenwinter Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Crows are such amazing birds.
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devALLjapan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ooo, damn
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Memyselfandi60 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
Good shot! Sharp and good pose of tz bird.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
This is a painting. :) Unless I am misunderstanding! If so, I'm sorry about that.
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Memyselfandi60 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
Really? Wow, was I mistaken! But actually it looks so realistic...
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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MangaArt2005 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Akane-Chan9 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what wonderful details!
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MangaArt2005 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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MangaArt2005 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Favorited!
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AwesomeMMD Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
Yep, that's a crow
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
Astute observation
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Mea-Mina Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
A skillfull, beautiful and noble painting!
Sending the best wishes to the Banggai Crows and their human friends!
I rather look at pictures or the wild ones, than caging them!
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AUTISTICMLPARTIST Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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PhotosCrystalJones Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Splendid ! =^-^=
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philippeL Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely beautiful
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
Gorgeous painting! :iconbluejayplz:
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is wonderful!!!

thanks for teaching us about it, it's a nice discovery for me!!
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PhoenixOfAmerica Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
Woah!  That’s really good WOAHWOAWAWAWWOAWOWA 
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FougereMarchant Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
I am curious about its voice... many crow species have distinctive voices.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
If this person has the correct species (it does look like a Banggai Crow!) then this is the only recording I know of: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeomAb…
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FougereMarchant Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
What a high-pitched voice! Thanks!
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Eeben-Penta Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore!”
I first thought its a photo
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SummerWinds91 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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Ch00ky Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
BURB
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monikamoon14 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
I love Crows, And your artwork is stunning. 
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Yuleto Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist
This is great!
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StormNobleheart Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful blue eyes. 
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful piece!
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Doll-Ladi Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2018
Blhplz by Lust0fADeeperPain  Beautiful piece. 
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ValeriyaSegal Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018   Photographer
Beautiful! 
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Eonity Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2018   General Artist
Wow, didn't know about this critically endangered, once thought extinct crow that lives right at my country's doorstep (I live in Singapore here, which is bordered by Indonesia to the south); guess you learn something new everyday. Hopefully they can take the second chance to save this species before it's too late again.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
I hope the rebound and that you can see one, someday :)
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Cat-Leen Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2018  Student General Artist
Awesome ! So sad that they are endangered, they are beautiful (even though sometimes crows scare me XD) ! Pink Heart Icon   
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