Clever Crows

BBC article: New Caledonian crows show how technology evolves: 

Tool-making crows have allowed us to see the first foundations of a technological breakthrough.

New Caledonian crows spontaneously make hooks out of plant material, using them to “fish” for grubs and spiders.

Experiments have now revealed that these hooked tools are 10 times faster at retrieving a snack than the alternative tool – a simple twig. Continue reading “Clever Crows”

ANCIENT LORE AND MAGIC OF CROWS AND RAVENS

Although crows and ravens are part of the same family (Corvus), they’re not exactly the same bird. Typically, ravens are quite a bit bigger than crows, and they tend to be a bit shaggier looking. The raven actually has more in common with hawks and other predatory birds than the standard, smaller-sized crow. In addition, although both birds have an impressive repertoire of calls and noises they make, the raven’s call is usually a bit deeper and more guttural sounding than that of the crow.
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