Crow Honeyeater

The Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana), is a very large honeyeater. This bird is endemic to New Caledonia and lives in humid forests on hills. It is relatively unnoticeable and lives in pairs or alone. It forages for invertebrates and nectar in the canopy.

It has orange facial wattles. It superficially resembles a crow with its glossy black plumage. Crow Honeyeaters have long rounded wings and a long tail and neck. Their bill is long and bi-colored-yellow below, black above. It has a loud, ringing sound.

This bird is endangered due to introduced rats. It is spread throughout the island, though mostly in the south. It is estimated that there are between 1,000 and 2,500 birds left.