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Old 11-24-2018, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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Along with the great apes and the dolphins, they rank as the most intelligent animals, an example of parallel development of high intelligence, since they are not mammals. Quite interesting, isn't it?

Abstract rule neurons in the endbrain support intelligent behaviour in corvid songbirds
Nature Communications volume 4, Article number: 2878 (2013)

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https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms3878

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/crows-could-...uGlOd3-hetd3c8

A video about it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGYII1XbE4U

Moderator note: Folks, I had to delete some copyrighted material from the thread, but do follow the links and read the articles. It's fascinating stuff!

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Old 11-24-2018, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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VERY interesting, thanks for posting

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Old 11-24-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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You are welcome!

Some interesting facts:

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12 Fascinating Facts About Crows | Mental Floss

A few more facts:

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10 Incredible Facts About Ravens - Listverse

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https://www.livescience.com/52716-crows-ravens.html

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Old 11-24-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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Are you a big crow fan or an ornithologist with an educational bent???
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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Are you a big crow fan or an ornithologist with an educational bent???
A fan of nature in general and of crows in particular.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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I enjoy crows. I keep a baggie of cat kibble in my car for them. When I see them wandering around parking lots I toss them some. I don't know if it's good for them, but I figure it's better than most of what else they seem to be eating. I tried keeping peanuts in the car but my husband kept eating them.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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It's good to see such study for better understanding of crows. Humans often have unfounded negative views about crows. Crows had never done harms to humans as some varmints do.
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:10 PM
 
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My grandfather used to tell me stories about his pet crow that he had in 1906. It would go to school with him and sit on the windowsill and peck at the glass until the teacher finally gave in and let him bring it into the room with him. It would sit quietly until recess or the end of day and then go home with him. He said the crow could "say" a couple of words.
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Old 11-24-2018, 01:40 PM
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I love them, too. So smart. I saw the one Smithsonian show a while back where they used tools to open doors, etc. they said they're like 5 year old humans! They are very interesting to learn about.
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Old 11-24-2018, 02:29 PM
 
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I've seen some fascinating news clips here in the PNW about crow research by a professor at UW. They are indeed intelligent. When I lived in CA, my town had a lot of walnut trees. There was a streetlight outside my house, and the crows would fly up with a walnut, drop it, and wait for a car to run over it and crush it so they could eat the meat. It was a cul-de-sac on a dead-end road, so this also demonstrated how patient they are, as there wasn't that much traffic. They had to wait until they saw a car coming before flying up to the light housing.
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