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Old 07-17-2017, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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We have a lot of ravens here. They are wicked smart and can be downright vicious as well. Tamed down they can be amusing pets a d people do so even though it is illegal. The Indians consider them a sacred bird. In the American Indian Zodiac the raven is my "spirit animal". Though I much prefer the Prairie Falcon. As smart as raven are fond have some air to air combat tactics that ravens have a hard time countering. It's like putting A 10s up against F 22s.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:53 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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After some thought I believe that Magpies could be ranked up there with Ravens in smarts. I've seen both do some pretty amazing things, and trying to outwit either is a challenge. Even for a human brain.
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Got to mention the New Caledonian Crow, a bird which actually makes as well as uses tools: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Caledonian_crow

Corvids give the old phrase "bird brain" a whole new meaning!
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:34 PM
 
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Plus, corvids have self-awareness. They can recognize themselves in the mirror. I'm waiting for someone to publish a crow dictionary. We're listening to the endless conversations in our crow colony all day long (sigh), and my only consolation is that it's probably a complex language. Purrs, rattles, shrieks, caws--they have to mean something!
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