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Thread subject: A Murder of Crows Video....PBS
Name Date Message
Celeste 10/17/11 03:38 pm Last night I came across an extremely interesting video regarding the intelligence of Crows. I was aware that they are smart birds, able to solve puzzles in order to get a food reward, etc. What I didn't know is that they remember human faces, remember a garbage route, know when a traffic light is turning to their advantage. Their different methods of communicating, mourning a dead crow, and making more intricate tools to get food than chimps do! Along with all these new things, recently a study was done to see if the parents of chicks exposed to "dangerous" humans, would communicate this info to their chicks while still in the nest.
The video is available to watch online.

CROWS
martyc35 10/17/11 04:09 pm It is a wonderful video, and I have seen it twice now on PBS channels. Thanks for providing a link, Celeste.
marty
Peter 10/17/11 06:25 pm Great video. Thanks Celeste.

I have "met" a few crows through the years, including Edgar Allen Crow who flew around a friend's house sharing lunch with us!

Very bright souls indeed.
Madeline 10/23/11 01:13 am Great video Celeste ! . I've seen another story about crows on PBS, and it showed the crows following the garbage trucks on different routes on specific days in Tokyo and using tools to get at their food. In Murder of Crows they went much deeper into that very intellegent mind of theirs

Thanks for posting the link, it will be sent further on to interested partys.

martyc35 10/23/11 03:17 pm Recently, one of our resident crows spent considerable time flying and screeching between my house and the area where the bird feeders are. Seems the sole purpose of this noisy demonstration was to warn all the small birds in the area of the presence of a sharp-shinned hawk. Once the hawk was gone, the noisy demonstration stopped. I have yet to figure out why the crows don't come in for treats, while the Steller's Jays do. I'm still working on that one. It may have to do with their relative size and ability to safely exit. The hollering crow never set foot in the area, just kept flying past.
marty

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