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Crow the Most Intelligent of all Birds.

Updated on July 12, 2013

Crows are Actually Harmless Birds,

Believed to be the cleverest of all birds, the Crow belongs to the Corvidae family. Crows are normally smaller in size than and not as thick-billed as ravens, which belong to the same genus.

Crows are highly intelligent, they can be masterful mimics. Admired as well as feared crows are actually harmless birds that have quite unwittingly been associated with negative qualities.

An assembly of crows are called "a flock or murder," although this expression usually appears in poetry rather than scientific. Some people have accepted crows as pets.

A crow may live up to 13 years in natural living and more than 20 years in captivity. They habitually eat other birds' eggs and nestlings and grain, but also destroyed several destructive insects and rodents.

In the winter these birds get together at night some in as many as eight thousand or more in communal roosts. They can be easily controlled and learned to mimic some human sounds.

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Crow - The Intelligent Bird

The Crow Bird
The Crow Bird

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Crow bird eat everything - from worms and bugs to mice and berries to rotten food and hard nuts. An adult crow needs 11 ounces of feed a day and has been given the name of harming/damaging crops.

This is far from the reality as crows will often eat destructive insects thus benefiting the crop. Crows are monogamous species, with lifelong relationships.

The younger members of the crow family help the parents raise new kids. Young crows do not have babies until they are at least two years old.

The female crow lays a bunch of 4 to 6 eggs which her mate also takes rotation in hatching. All the members of the family unit help in looking after the little brood.

In fact, even prior to the young are hatched, the juveniles from past years and their parent group nesting stuff together. Then the mother to be crow put together this material into a soft nest for herself.

Very caring, social and more or less pillars of bird society, crows guard and protect not own family but they will also dash to the aid of unrelated crows in call for or distress. Mating for life, a crow's strongly knit family unit speaks volumes about its shrewdness and sense of camaraderie.

In spring and summer, they have a propensity to stay with their family but in winter and fall the family assemblage join large aggregations that can contain thousands of crows. Crows have particularly good memories, "A crow never forgets", mainly when it comes to something to be feared.

But there is extra to crows than just this. Scientists have revealed that these birds can make complicated tools! And they can even fine-tune their designs!

The tools that are typically used to dig food out of crevices come in various shapes, wide, narrow, or tapered with a ragged edge. And the kind of tool the crow picks depends on what purpose it is going to be put.

Crows Nest
Crows Nest

Crow's Nest

Crows build their nests in woods or inaccessible trees at least sixty feet above ground. The nests are firmly built of branches and twigs, and are lined with bark, plant fibers, mosses, twine, and other found resources.

Whereas crows have young in the nest and on the ground learning to fly, they may protect adjoining territory by dive-bombing other animals and people. If possible, it is best to stay away from nesting areas until the young have fledged and the parents are no longer as shielding.

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The Roost

One of the amazing bird related miracles is the flock of large numbers of birds into a single group to sleep together. These kind of sleeping groups are known as "roosts". Roosts are primarily a fall and winter thing for the crows.

The roost population is highest in winter and then decline near the beginning of the breeding season. Generally breeding crows sleep on their areas during the breeding season, but join the roosts afterward.

Crows congregate in such large groups are still largely a matter of assumption. A number of theories have been constructed to explain it.

One of the ideas is that the crows get some protection from predators by being in a large group, safety in numbers. Crows are most scared of large owls, and sleeping with a group of other crows could offer some safety for an individual crow.

Crow Bird - Identification:

Approximately 40 or so Corvus pecies are known as crows, and the name has been applied to other, unrelated birds. Entirely dependent on human habitation; therefore crows are found in villages, towns, and cities throughout its range.

Both male and female crows have totally black plumage, bills, legs, feet and claws. The body plumage and wings have a violet iridescence in bright light.

Crow's body weight is about a pound with a body length from 15'' to 21" and a wingspan up to 36". Its flying speed is about 30 mph with short bursts it can attain 60 mph.

Their eyesight is like to a wild turkey - just make a move and sees what happens. Their hearing is excellent.

Pet Crow Talking - Vid

Corvidae Family

Corvidae is a cosmopolitan family of oscine passerine birds that includes the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers. The familiar English name applied is corvids or the crow family, and there are over 120 species. The genus Corvus, together with the crows and ravens, makes up above a third of the entire family.They are (crows)measured the most intelligent of the bird having confirmed self-awareness in mirror tests and tool making ability.

Crows and Raven birds

Crows and Raven birds, even though in the same genus are dissimilar birds. (Think of leopards and tigers; these two are in the genus Panthera, and are visibly related, but they are quite dissimilar animals.)

The words "crow" and "raven" themselves have modest or no real taxonomic connotation. That is, the Australian "ravens" are further directly related to the Australian "crows" than they are to the Ordinary Raven.

In general, the largest black species, generally with hairy throat feathers, are called ravens and the minor species are considered crows. More delicate characters include: ravens fly rise more than crows. If you see a "crow" soaring for more than a few seconds, confirm it a second time.

Crows not at all do the somersault while flying that common Ravens often do.

Photo: from wikipedia under creative common license.

Crow and Raven
Crow and Raven

Ravens are longer necked while flying than crows. The larger bill of the raven can be seen in flight, but it is really less evident than the long neck. Raven wings are shaped differently than are crow wings, with longer primaries ("fingers") with more opening between them. You can see through the wings of the Ravens." The longer primaries make the wings appear more curved at the wrist than a crow as the bird flies, and the "hand" section can look nearly pointed.

The Rooks

Rooks are eminent from parallel members of the crow family by the exposed grey-white skin around the base of the adult's bill in front of the eyes. The feathering round the legs, also seem shaggier and laxer than the congeneric Carrion Crow.

The juvenile is apparently more similar to the Crow because it lacks the stripped patch at the base of the bill, but it loses the facial feathers later than six months.

Photo: from wikipedia under creative common license.

The Jackdaw

The Jackdaw is the smallest species in the Genus Corvus, measuring 34-39 cm (14-15 in). Most of the plumage is black or greyish black excluding the cheeks, nape and neck, which are soft grey to greyish silver.

The iris of adult jackdaw is greyish white or silvery white, the only member of the genus outside of the Australasian area to have this feature. The iris of young jackdaws is light blue. In flight, jackdaws are distinguishable from other corvids by their smaller size, faster and deeper wing-beats and proportionately narrower and fewer fingered wings.

They also have a shorter, thicker neck, a lot shorter bill and commonly fly in tighter flocks. Under wings are evenly grey, unlike choughs. On the ground, jackdaws march about briskly and have an upright stance.

Crested Jay

The Crested Jay (Platylophus galericulatus) is a class of bird in the Corvidae family. It is monotypic inside the genus Platylophus.

It is also originate in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its natural-habitations are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountains. It is endangered by the habitat loss.

Photo: from wikipedia under creative commons license.

How can we get rid of Crows from our Yard?

The Crow Birds
The Crow Birds

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First you must understand the crows are not evil, and they are not intentionally trying to torture you. They are only being crows, trying to live their lives and trying to feed their families.

Actual property devastation is one thing that might need action, but just being irritating is something else. Try to be grateful for the crows for the interesting birds they are. If you get over that barrier, the frustrating habits (you suppose) become much less annoying.

They do many things that may be annoy you, but love them and be willing to overlook (most) of the annoying things because the relationship is primarily affirmative on the whole. Once the crows have determined to come to your yard, it might be tough to persuade them to leave.

Plastic owl trap will work, for at least 15 minutes. A dog could be more helpful, especially if it was encouraged to run after them. However, if something really special was inviting the crows to your yard (with readily available food), the crows perhaps would figure a way (how to get it and avoid the dog).

The idea is to make the yard an unpleasant place for the crows. Cut down your branches of trees, if you have to. Chase them when possible and make it clear that you are after them, not just going out in the yard for new reasons (it will make a difference).

Killing the crows is not a suggested option. It can be done with authorization only in a few areas. But, if one family of crows found your yard wanted, probability are others will too.

How to Get Rid of Crows - Vid

Some Myths about Crows

Indian Myths: In Hinduism, particularly in Tamil Nadu, it is supposed that people who expired will take food and offerings through the crows called " kakka". Each and every year people whose ancestors or relatives died will offer food to crows as well as cows on the Shraddha day. A fight between crows and owls is said to have enthused the final bloody night of the Mahabharatha war.

Chinese myth: They supposed that the world at one time had 10 suns that were caused by 10 crows. The effect was overwhelming to the crops and nature, so they sent in their supreme archer Houyi to shoot down 9 crows and spare only one.

Also Chinese people believe that crows indicate bad luck, perhaps due to the color black (black is the color linked with bad luck in china, the color of mourning). Having a "crow beak" is a figurative expression that one is being a curse.

Crow Bird
Crow Bird

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Crow Intelligence - Vid

Bird Watching
Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Your Lifetime Ticket to The Theater of Nature

A large number of people all over the world enjoy birding or bird watching. Bird watching is a very enjoyable and relaxing hobby that almost anybody can start doing.

The basic categorization of bird watching is the study of birds either with the help of binoculars or just using your naked eyes. Lots of people who take part in bird watching also like the sounds created by the birds and can often recognize the bird from the sounds they make, ahead of even seeing the bird. To identify a bird, we will often hear it first.

Also know about the good birding spots in nearby areas. Bluebirds are a venerable favorite of bird watchers so source some bluebird house plans and make a house to attract these birds to your garden.

Birds are interesting, colorful, lively, sweet to listen to and quite easy to attract to our gardens. There are many basic clues that allow you effectively identify the bird; bird's silhouette, its plumage & coloration, behavior, its habitat, and its voice.

On occasion, the key to identification is, simply knowing which clue to look for first when you see a strange bird. As your birding capability increase, you will be able to identify the important clues with greater ease and confidence.

Bird watching does not need a lot of equipments; just a good pair of binoculars and a field guide that helps identifies the bird.

Book For Bird Watching

The Bird Watching Answer Book: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
The Bird Watching Answer Book: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

You will find this book is a concise start to birding. This book is the trustworthy source for acquired facts on all sorts of birds. Covered is bird-watching techniques, bird menus, plans for bird feeders etc. Also be sure to have a small note pad and a pencil with you to note down the names of the birds you locate and also to make field entries about your views.

When get back your house, you will require to go through the notes. To find answers to any doubt in your mind. Here is the Bird Watching Answer Book has proficient answers. Written by Laura Erickson, science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this book is a well-documented reference for learning on birds of all kinds.

 

Ravens vs Crows - Vid - Physical differences between a raven and a crow

Crow Bird
Crow Bird

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      I had great difficulties distinguishing crows, from rooks and ravens where I live. The ravens are pretty huge at the Tower of London though, so I knew I could count those out. I have a rookery across the canal but I wasn't sure if they were crows!! So thanks for helping! I love the video of the crows cracking nuts on the zebra crossing -so clever! What a great lens. Thanks.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Lot's of good information in this article. Love birds and crows are very intelligent birds all though I haven't seen one living in NZ. Looks a lot like the cheeky Magpie we have here that will pinch any thing and are very bossy with the hawks. Never mind still like all birds.

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      blastfromthepas1 3 years ago

      Informative lens! My grandma who worked on a farm used to tell me how intelligent crows were.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Wow, very informative lens! It's interesting to learn more about crows. I only knew they are VERY noisy! Thanks for sharing this!

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      Valerie Smith 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you for this great information. I didn't know much about crows until I read your lens.

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      I've known ravens and crows are very intelligent. I've watched them drop nuts from lightpoles to crack them open, I've heard them imitate other birds and animals, I've seen them fight off hawks and vultures. Very neat to observe.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I see the big grey and black ones (like in your picture) where I live. I didn't know they were crows.

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      I 've always thought that crows are a very attractive bird with their glossy black plumage.

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      Scullyvan 4 years ago

      Now I know the difference between crows and ravens! Thanks.

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      kcsantos 4 years ago

      This is very informative. Thanks for sharing!

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      Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

      You've covered just about all a person needs to know about crows. Angel Blessings**

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      Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

      You've covered just about all a person needs to know about crows. Angel Blessings**

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      I find our Pacific Northwest crows so fascinating....very smart. It is fun to watch them. I was also recently very attracted to the beautiful Jackdaws in Israel, which I came to find out was related to crows.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow, I never knew that! Great advice!

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Fantastic and very well written in detail about a bird, which is crow. I heard a story about that they are very intelligent. Nicle lens.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I agree with you! Crows are intelligent birds.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I love all birds. I live in the country, so of course I have the pleasure of seeing lots of interesting and beautiful birds. Lovely lens.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It is always better to be informed and your lens has done that to me about crows.

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      FaceLiftDentistry 4 years ago

      Had a crow as a pet many many years ago. His (her?) favorite pastime was to jump on my bull-mastiff's back and peck his head to make the dog run faster.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Crows are cool; they remind me a bit of the Grackles I saw so much of in Austin.

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      I know a crow who was rescued. He cannot fly. In the summer, he goes into his outdoor pen (a large dog pen) and enjoys pecking at the ground and messing about in his water bowl and with his toys. His crow friends in the neighborhood come over and toss food treats into his pen for him. Lovely lens.

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      Fascinating lens! To me there's something so intriguing about crows. They have so much grace and beauty.

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      PennyHowe 4 years ago

      Fabulous lens and great pictures. Thanks for enlightening me about crows. I have watched them in action and they sure seem smart. Have a great day.

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      RuralFloridaLiving 4 years ago

      Fine job of explaining crows - I enjoyed reading your information.

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      ManbeardTheHuge 4 years ago

      Nice lens. I love crows, and have had the opportunity to take care of a couple. One was a young one that I saved from a cat, and the other got hit by a truck, so I stopped and picked it up. I can confirm that they are very intelligent!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very good written information about crow. thanks for sharing!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Great crow info.

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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

      Thank you for all of the great nfo on crows!

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Crows are very adaptable birds. They are creative too. Have to admire them!

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      jejoju 5 years ago

      This is interesting to me. I like taking pictures of birds and crows, I thought were all the same "scary". Ok! now I learnt something.

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      Johann The Dog 5 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Very interesting!!! I love birds, but Mum doesn't like it because I like to herd 'em. :) Woofs, Johann

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      I used to live in a house in the woods where we were visited by lots of crows. Some of them learned to mimic the sound of our screen door opening and closing just perfectly. I was starting to think the house was haunted by the time I figured out it was the crows making the noise, not the door mysteriously opening and closing when there was nobody around.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow; crows use tools! That's amazing; I didn't realize how intelligent they are.

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      EMangl 5 years ago

      indeed they are fantastic birds, every winter the come again and it's fun to watch them. i feed them with whole nuts, very entertaining how they open it

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      coffeebreakblog 5 years ago

      I love bird than cat :)

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      akunsquidoku 5 years ago

      Great lens, amazing job!

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      Super job. Fascinating information, but I'd hate to have crows as neighbors. There are enough of them in the city.

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      Very interesting and nice lens! I learned something new. Thank you so much for sharing! God bless.

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      sunny saib 5 years ago

      PS: Your plexo link list contains the hook video I was talking about, it's in your link 'Tool-making crows'. Cheers! ;)

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      sunny saib 5 years ago

      The flock video is stunning.. A few years ago I watched a video on youtube in which a crow bent a soft-wire or something into a hook to pick up something from a glass. That was the first time when I realized there's surely something strange about crows' intelligence.. Good lens

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      laniparis 5 years ago

      I never knew crows were so intelligent. The are so many in Australia, they really are beautiful to observe. Great lens.

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      Sharyn Read 5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      Only the crows have learned how to eat the poisonous toads... so they must be smart, but they make such an unpleasant, repetitive noise! Not one of my favorites!

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      gaser983 5 years ago

      Interesting lens, nicely done!

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      xriotdotbiz lm 5 years ago

      There was a TED conference presentation about crows and how a researcher learned just how smart they were. He showed they were able to use street lights to help them pick up debris on streets. They also learned to use a vending machine to get peanuts. Very smart creatures.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      This is an amazing and informative lens - I really didn't know much about crows before reading it. I loved the video of the crow playing ball and the gorgeous GSD. *blessed*

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have always loved, and never feared, crows. I love the video of the crow playing ball and of course the starling flock video. I was lucky enough to see birds flocking like this in person a couple times when I lived in Texas.

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      Crows are fascinating.

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Thanks for this interesting information about crows.

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      FallenAngel 483 5 years ago

      I love crows and Ravens and really enjoyed your lens. I learned a couple of things too. I hope to keep a corvid as a pet one day, probably a Raven.

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      wormwood80 5 years ago

      I'm a huge crow fan and I loved this lens. They get a bad reputation sometimes, but they're so affectionate and smart once they get to know you.

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      smsr0100451 5 years ago

      I have never read much more about crows but heard some myths about them. Interesting topic.

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      mjtaylor lm 5 years ago

      Fascinating topic for a lens. Enjoyed it!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I am indeed fascinated by our fine feathered friends, the crows!

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      I have learn't the difference between crow, raven and jackdaw. I will never forget that a crow does not forget. It was a really great lens.

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      PamelaU 5 years ago

      Smart little characters. We have a huge crow who lives in a tree overlooking the local kids' playground. He hangs around waiting for all the children to go home then drops (I would say swoops, but he's too fat!) down to pick up all the goodies left behind!

      He is the size of a duck!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I work as a letter carrier. I started feeding crows cat food and sunflower seeds. As i'm walking they follow me and make noises to let me know they want more. It's rather funny, because if i ignore them they keep following me. I've even had one or two fly right by my head to tell me they are still waiting. I laugh and feed them.I also believe they are smart and remember. That is the best part of my day.

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      VisFeminea 5 years ago

      Nice lens! I love Crows.

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      iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

      They are amazingly intelligent!

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      Risteard O'Marcahain 5 years ago from Wales

      too intelligent by half

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very interesting lens...............

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Crows can be nasty, swooping down at people and other animals. Good info here.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning with a little angel dust for your wonderful study of crows and crow society, you had me smiling again!

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      We've been observing the behavior of crows for a couple of years. They really are amazing.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      You know, along with Bun Bun the rabbit, we had Blackie the Crow. I can remember feeding Blackie a finger full of ground meat. Don't know what happened to Blackie, but he was a loving pet.

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      Bellezza-Decor 5 years ago from Canada

      The Crest Jay is a beautiful crow.

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      My wife is well trained by a resident crow we have. Most mornings, the crow visits here and caws for his breakfast., When she throws the bread, he caws "thank you".

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      Bravo, an amazing lense. Who knew there were so many variations on the brilliant bird! Thanks for sharing.

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      yayas 5 years ago

      Wow! I am absolutely astounded by the information you have here. I had no ideas that the crow was such an interesting creature. What a joy to learn how important the crow in in our earth's chain of life. Very, very interesting page.

      Thank you so much for your visits an' all your encouragement. I truly appreciate your support.

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      I think people are most familiar with raven through that one Edgar Allan Poe poem. I tend to think that ravens tend to have more hair on their head than crows. I've also heard of birds, not just crows being intelligent and using problem solving skills to catch food with tools.

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      Lee Nitus 5 years ago

      That Moe the Crow video was amazing! :)

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 5 years ago

      An impressive lens on an impressive bird.

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      vkumar05 5 years ago

      Excellent Lens on a different topic.

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      Shana rios Chavez 5 years ago

      great lens lots of information thank you

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      Northwestphotos 5 years ago

      This is a fascinating lens! I knew that crows were smart, but not THAT smart! Amazing!

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      SquidooPower 5 years ago

      Crows are incredible birds and I've watched them every since I grew up on a farm. Fantastic lens.

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      TrentAdamsCA 5 years ago

      Thanks for all the details about crows and ravens. I especially enjoyed the facts about tool-using and the myths.

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      three rexer 5 years ago

      hmmmmmmm interesting

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      triggerboy 5 years ago

      Wow very informative lense thx a lot birdman :)

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I really enjoyed the video of Moses the crow and his cat, Cassie. What a pair they make!

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      What a wonderful lens! I never realised just how much interesting information there is to learn about crows specifically. I love the fact that they make and use tools - that is in itself incredible, and something one would never associate with any kind of bird. Thanks for the fascinating read! :)

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      jdwheeler 5 years ago

      Very interesting. You have cleared up some misconceptions I had about crows.

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      bandit28 5 years ago

      The video of the crow and the cat was quite astonishing. you really live and learn!

      they look quite predatory birds but are no more threatening than most other birds.

      that alfred hitchcock has a lot to answer for!

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      Lovely lens! Am not a big fun of the crows but i am thankful to you that i have learnt a lot about the crows. Great job

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      productinfo 5 years ago

      I love crows. Lots of people don't like them which i don't understand. How can you dislike a bird. I love to draw crows a lot and i add them to my paintings once in a while as i am artist.

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      WhiteOak50 5 years ago

      You did an Excellent job on this page! Leaving you with a *Blessing* and featuring you on my Animal Spirit Totems

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh my, the video of the crow and the cat is amazing. My granddaughter just loved it. Thanks for sharing!!

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      GramaBarb 5 years ago from Vancouver

      I love crows! And your lens feeds my passion for learning about all birds. Angel blessed.

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      knit1tat2 5 years ago

      crows, wonderful birds, my clan, and I miss the family of them I left when I moved out of state. Thanks for confirming my belief of their greatness, and bringing me good memories! Also thanks for the angel blessings of my lens!

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Crows are very fascinating birds. We get several of them along with others in our backyard birdfeeders. :)

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      That was a reference to Alfred Hitchcock "The Birds", crows were in that movie and it was scary!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Fun lens. Crows are safe birds...yeah right, that's what the old lady said in the restaurant before they picked her eyeballs out! Oh, sorry, that was a movie...ha!

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      The prankster in American Indian culture, and also very wise, great lens..:)

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      I had no idea crows were so smart - the tool videos are quite fascinating. I have a family of crows that live in the woods near my home. I hear the youngsters whining for food in the morning ... and see the grownups foraging for bugs and seeds in the afternoon. I sometimes put out dried corn for the crows in winter. This angel just flew in to bless this bird word lens ...

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      Mermaiden 5 years ago

      This was a really informative lens. I really enjoyed reading it and sharing all the fun facts about crows with my husband. Thanks for sharing. Also kudos on the awesome design!

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      sheilamarie78 5 years ago

      Amazing birds, aren't they? I've enjoyed watching their shenanigans in my yard. Very entertaining!

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      CoolFoto 5 years ago

      We have 3 bird feeders and the crows found us. We tried running out and shooing them, and using the garden hose, but they came back. Husband tried changing the seeds in the bird feeders until he found one they don't like. Now they are gone. Blessed by Travel angel.

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      really liked the lens, they love french fries, watched a couple fight over some one time...

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      efriedman 6 years ago

      Enjoyed the video on crows, very intelligent birds. I am adding this lens as a featured lens on my Brown Pelicans lens.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      i would like to tell you a personal story which happened to me. when i was walking thru the state park, lots of crows were feeding on the nuts. Next day, I brought them some morsels of bread and fed them. One after another, they were following me as I was feeding them like Haensel and Gretel. One time I got sick and one was lurking behind me at the balcony. I stood up but it was not flying away. It was an omen telling me that something was very wrong and the crow was right. I got terribly ill.Was it a raven or crow? Can't tell the difference. It was a black bird.Crow or not, it was really an intelligent bird.

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      NoobWriter LM 6 years ago

      Really I love crows. In fact I always think that I wanted to be a crow because crows can fly. But you will have a doubt that why you want to be only crow, why not any other bird like Koyal or piegeon. I will answer it by one word " Freedom" . That is a crow does not have to be scared of being under a cage. But other birds are in danger of getting caught by humans. This is the reason I wanted to be a crow.

      Nice lens though and good pictures as well.