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Started by Duskrider, April 29, 2010, 13:23:34 PM

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Duskrider


I just saw the video headline about "Clever Crows"
Smart little devils, arn't they.
Reminded me of the robot crows on TuboSquid.

On 3rd day there I discovered there was more than women.  ;)

Snowcrash

All of the crow family (magpie, jay, rook etc) have long (for a bird) chickhood. Normally an indicator of inteligence.

The best behaviour I've heard of is when one of them has an unfortunate accident and dies early.
The others in it's family/troop hang around for hours bringing gifts/tokens like fresh grass.
This is akin to greaving and shows they have a sense of death and miss their fellows.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Data

I wasn't sure if people out side the UK could view those videos, good to know.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8632670.stm

One of the more mysterious birds, ancient too, been on the earth for a long time.

I like birds  ;D

lol Dusty, nice gif too.

Snowcrash

that link don't work for me
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Duskrider


Link works for me.
Maybe you gotta be outside U.K.  ????   lol

Snowcrash

Doh!

I'm being daft, I had peer block on and it blocks bbc website amongst others
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freddy

Great videos.  Reminds me of the crows that had learnt to drop tough nuts on the road so that they were crushed by passing cars.

Amazing birds :)

Snowcrash

The only time I find crows annoying is when they have an argument with the seagulls outside my bedroom window at 5 a.m.

I live next to a 7 story building and when there's a fair wind up it's great watching the crows and seagulls (technically herring gulls, big ones with the red bit on their beak) ridge soaring and flying by each other. I assume they do it for fun 'cos they're not gonna get any food or a mate doing it.

I'll try and get a photo / video next time they do it.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson