Skip to comments.Crows Are Incredibly Smart
Posted on 04/07/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT by navysealdad
Crow uses three step process to get food.
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By comparison, some people use only a one-step process to get food (food stamps).
I’ve observed a lot of crows and they are definitely smart. However, Ravens are smarter.
Hell, them beast have me beat.
1. Ass off chair.
2. Walk to ‘fridge.
3. Open said ‘fridge.
4. Grab groceries.
4.5 Nuke if necessary.
5. Return to chair.
Nearly all Corbids, of which crows are a member are astonishingly intelligent.
They possess language and exhibit behaviors that make even the smartest dog look stupid in comparison.
What’s the difference between a crow, a grackle and a raven?
We have have hordes of grackles around here, a raven or grackle wouldn’t exactly stand out.
How do you tell?
In general, I think animals are smarter than humans because human have gotten mentally lazy (Think Holder's/Obama's people).
If and when an animal gets sloppy...they end up on the menu.
This is the same reason why some men like dangerous professions and avocations...they are more alive when their lives are hanging in the balance.
Thx to Obama, Conservatives, Christians, and Jews around the world are now living more interesting, more vibrant lives.
We are an endangered species.
Make good targets too ;-)
We have grackles here, too, that roost. Noisy as hell and love to get into the cat food. They have an irridescent sheen (green-blue) to their feathers and bright golden eyes. The call sounds like a squeaky screen door opening and closing.
What a lovely video (how research was funded? Not gonna go there!).
My favorite bird is their corvid cousin the bluejay with its many (22?) distinct warning calls. Can’t find the source, may have been Cornell ornithology, but it’s also fascinating. Thanks for posting. Cheers!
Do you eat them...or just kill them for fun?
You can call in crows and shoot some of them, and you might even call them back again, but as soon as they figure out what is happening you will never call them again.
Not even 10 years later.
I beg to disagree.
Now there is more to a bluejay than any other animal. He has got more different kinds of feeling. Whatever a bluejay feels he can put into language, and not mere commonplace language, but straight out and out book talk, and there is such a command of language. You never saw a bluejay get stuck for a word. He is a vocabularized geyser. Now you must call a jay a bird, and so he is in a measure, because he wears feathers and don’t belong to any church, but otherwise he is just as human nature made him. A bluejay hasn’t any more principle than an ex-congressman, and he will steal, deceive and betray four times out of five; and as for the sacredness of an obligation, you cannot scare him in the detail of principle. He talks the best grammar of all the animals. You may say a cat talks good grammar. Well, a cat does; but you let a cat get excited, you let a cat get at pulling fur with another cat on a shed nights and you will hear grammar. A bluejay is human; he has got all a man’s faculties and a man’s weakness. He likes especially scandal; he knows when he is an ass as well as you do.
- “Morals Lecture,” 7/15/1895; similar passage in A Tramp Abroad
Amazing video. I’ve seen ravens and Canada jays do some pretty amazing things out in the wild. You have to keep your eye on your camping gear when those buggers are around!
I still think that Crow is hawt.
Not schmart but hawt!
They are predatory critters...kill ‘em to keep ‘em outta my food plot. They are very smart...leave the carcass lay where killed for a couple days, and you will be crow free for a week.
But didn’t she testify against OUR Lance?
Crows can be temporary guests in your neighborhood but somebody has to be feeding them. They’re not bothered by kids...a little kid can walk along the sidewalk and given a stick or something, tap it on the ground, the crow will walk along with the kid but when another crow sees that and flies down on...they both fly off and maybe later one of them will come back for more, especially if you call them by name. However, they remember but they’ll always go back to being what they are. Enjoy the fact that this or that crow seemed to make friends with that kid for however long.
No problem with that. But I have a problem with killing for fun.
Growing up on the farm, we would shoot them on sight. We all carried a 20ga w/#4 shot on the tractor, combine or truck.
We never ate them...it never occurred to us to consider such.
We considered them vermin and they were Wiley to shoot. Once they saw the gun, they would bolt.
What a great writer. He nailed it! Thanks for that excellent reminder. :o)
Crows amaze me when they’re eating something on the highway and you’re approaching at 80 mph, and, at the last second, they hop out of the way, then hop right back and continue eating.
The Ravens say “nevermore?”
So you don't think they'll repeat as Super Bowl champs?
As a biker, I am conflicted about Lance.
Drugs are a big part of the Cycling Industry. If you want to win...you have to master the process.
Lance lived by the industry norms.
Is he scum...sure. Would I have done it...no.
Am I morally superior to Lance. Probably not.
If they were as smart as they say, they'd give you a speeding ticket!
Grackles aren’t particularly smart, move in huge flocks, foul everything wherever they are with copious splats of poop and have a very annoying call like a chorus of porch swings with rusty chains needing a good dose of WD-40.
Crows and ravens are more of the individualist though they will move in groups at times. They’re not such slobs. They’re not as easily startled by people either. If you shoot grackles they’ll go away but will be back. If you shoot crows or ravens, it will be a very long time before you ever see one again.
I live in a rural area. We do what we have to do.
That said, when I was a kid, I did kill for fun for a short time...much guilt/shame about that.
Counting Crows ... boy is that one whiny annoying band.
Crows are interesting characters and they are probably not as harmful as some farmers think but I have personally seen them carrying off baby birds in their beaks.
I shoot them and feel no regrets in doing so.
I always thought the Counting Crows song "A Murder Of One" -- from their August and Everything After CD -- had one of the cleverest titles of any song I've heard.
For some reason that I've never understood, the word "murder" is used to describe a group of crows. Go figure.
Our local grackles have mastered imitating the car alarm and even cats!
They are stinkers! They are VERY bright, tho. My cats HATE them. They get dive bombed all the time when walking across the yard.
I grew up on a farm too. If I didn’t have a shotgun, the crows would stay put. If I had the shotgun, they would see it and take off before I was in range.
Well, they won’t if they play poely.
They are amazing critters.
You found Roscoe! He is still misbehaving. :)