Large and bulky with a long tail and parrotlike bill. Entirely black. The bill is arched with a prominent ridge or bump on the top, but otherwise lacks grooves.
Large all black bird with a long tail and hefty bill. Note parrotlike humped bill. Often found in pairs or small groups.
Juveniles look like adults, but do not have the ridge or bump on the upper bill.
Found in open areas with brush or scrub including fields, plantations, gardens, and forest clearings.
Often found in groups and nests in communal groups.
- Slender, long-tailed black bird.
- Short, thick, rounded beak with a high ridge on some individuals.
Immature DescriptionImmature like adult, but plumage duller and with shallower bill.
Relative Sizebetween robin and crow
- Both Sexes
- Length: 11.8-14.2 in (30-36 cm)
- Weight: 2.5-4.2 oz (71-119 g)
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