Violet crow
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
C. violaceus
Binomial name
Corvus violaceus
Bonaparte, 1850

The violet crow (Corvus violaceus) is a species of the crow family, Corvidae, native to Seram, an island in Indonesia. It was long considered a subspecies of the slender-billed crow but has been shown to be divergent genetically.[2] Violet crows have a dark black head and slightly blue black body and have a slightly shorter bill than most other crow species.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Corvus violaceus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T103727509A112292912. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T103727509A112292912.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ Jønsson, Knud A.; Fabre, Pierre-Henri; Irestedt, Martin (2012). "Brains, tools, innovation and biogeography in crows and ravens". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 12: 72. Bibcode:2012BMCEE..12...72J. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-72. PMC 3480872. PMID 22642364.