Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The intelligence of crows

Totally amazing video!
Damn Data ¦ The intelligence of crows | Cabinet of Wonders

1 comment:

barkfoot said...

Crows, Magpies, Jackdaws and Rooks all get a rough deal, they're so often seen as just a nuisance but rarely appreciated.
Magpies will always look out for each other, warning everyone when there is a cat or some other danger lurking nearby.
The Jackdaws meet up an hour before sunset and have a chinwag before going off their seperate ways. I've always wondered why this is, are they really communicating or is it simply socialising?
The Rooks, although sometimes a bit noisy have a very close knit community and especially when nesting will go to great lengths to protect one another.
I used to look after a crow that I rescued. Once you get to know them you quickly realise how intelligent they are. I felt quite privileged when, after a while it would greet me with the gentle chuckling caw noise that I've only ever heard them use to check upon each other when out flying.