all black plumage; white iris; squared-off tail (Australia; 2006-06-20)

Torresian Crow
Corvus orru

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: this white-eyed crow is found in Papau New Guinea, and is also distributed across most of northern Australia, where it is the only crow present; nearly identical in appearance to the Australian Raven which also has a white iris but displays a more wedge-shaped tail in flight (compared to the crow's squared-off tail); no sexual dimorphism.

rear view; note the rather large sturdy bill (Australia; 2006-06-20)