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Crows Are Incredibly Smart
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/crows.html ^

Posted on 04/07/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT by navysealdad

Crow uses three step process to get food.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: crows; intelligence; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 04/07/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

By comparison, some people use only a one-step process to get food (food stamps).


2 posted on 04/07/2013 6:42:08 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: navysealdad

3 posted on 04/07/2013 6:44:20 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: navysealdad

I’ve observed a lot of crows and they are definitely smart. However, Ravens are smarter.


4 posted on 04/07/2013 6:44:54 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: faithhopecharity

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.


5 posted on 04/07/2013 6:49:15 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: navysealdad

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.

Cheers,

knewshound


6 posted on 04/07/2013 6:49:17 PM PDT by knews_hound (Reading without commenting since 2001.)
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To: dainbramaged

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?


7 posted on 04/07/2013 6:51:37 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: navysealdad
Yes they are.

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.

8 posted on 04/07/2013 6:51:43 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: knews_hound

Make good targets too ;-)


9 posted on 04/07/2013 6:57:39 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: txhurl

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.


10 posted on 04/07/2013 6:59:07 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: knews_hound; navysealdad

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!


11 posted on 04/07/2013 7:00:18 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Do you eat them...or just kill them for fun?


12 posted on 04/07/2013 7:00:33 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: txhurl
Grackle -- 11 inches or so. Slim and streamlined. Slim bill. Black will pronounced blue-ish sheen. They glisten.
Crow -- 16 inches or so. Fuller, heavier body. Black. Slim bill.
Raven -- 23 inches or so. Very full body -- a big bird. Black. Larger, substantial bill.
13 posted on 04/07/2013 7:01:55 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: navysealdad

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.


14 posted on 04/07/2013 7:01:58 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: navysealdad; a fool in paradise
Crows Are Incredibly Smart

I beg to disagree.


15 posted on 04/07/2013 7:03:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cyn

BLUEJAYS

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


16 posted on 04/07/2013 7:05:04 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: navysealdad
Owls may not be as smart, but they have a great sense of humor..........


17 posted on 04/07/2013 7:06:42 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: navysealdad

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!


18 posted on 04/07/2013 7:06:57 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Revolting cat!

I still think that Crow is hawt.

Not schmart but hawt!


19 posted on 04/07/2013 7:10:49 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux; Ouderkirk

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.


20 posted on 04/07/2013 7:11:10 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: RoosterRedux

But didn’t she testify against OUR Lance?


21 posted on 04/07/2013 7:13:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: navysealdad

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.


22 posted on 04/07/2013 7:13:34 PM PDT by equaviator
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To: navysealdad

23 posted on 04/07/2013 7:13:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SgtBob

No problem with that. But I have a problem with killing for fun.


24 posted on 04/07/2013 7:13:46 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


25 posted on 04/07/2013 7:14:02 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

What a great writer. He nailed it! Thanks for that excellent reminder. :o)


26 posted on 04/07/2013 7:14:37 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: SgtBob

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.


27 posted on 04/07/2013 7:15:59 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: txhurl

The Ravens say “nevermore?”


28 posted on 04/07/2013 7:16:11 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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The Ravens say “nevermore?”

So you don't think they'll repeat as Super Bowl champs?

29 posted on 04/07/2013 7:17:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!
She didn't, did she.

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.

30 posted on 04/07/2013 7:17:46 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: JmyBryan
you’re approaching at 80 mph

If they were as smart as they say, they'd give you a speeding ticket!

31 posted on 04/07/2013 7:17:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: txhurl

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.


32 posted on 04/07/2013 7:18:42 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Ouderkirk
If one is keeping vermin off crops...no problem with that.

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.

33 posted on 04/07/2013 7:20:28 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Revolting cat!


34 posted on 04/07/2013 7:21:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

35 posted on 04/07/2013 7:23:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Counting Crows ... boy is that one whiny annoying band.


36 posted on 04/07/2013 7:27:05 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: navysealdad

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.


37 posted on 04/07/2013 7:27:43 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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38 posted on 04/07/2013 7:32:01 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: dfwgator
Here's an interesting little tidbit for ya:

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.

39 posted on 04/07/2013 7:32:04 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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40 posted on 04/07/2013 7:33:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Our local grackles have mastered imitating the car alarm and even cats!


41 posted on 04/07/2013 7:34:22 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Revolting cat!

42 posted on 04/07/2013 7:35:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: navysealdad
When I was a child someone gave my dad a baby crow. We raised it and it lived in a big cage until it was grown. Then we started letting it out of it's cage during the day and it stayed around in our yard and was a great pet. His name was Roscoe and he learned to say a couple of words. Mostly he said “hello mama” when anyone came out the back door. Roscoe started roaming farther from home and began attacking children walking home from school, walking along and pecking their feet and flying at their heads. After some parents complained, my dad gave him to someone who lived out in the country and I never saw Roscoe again.
43 posted on 04/07/2013 7:36:28 PM PDT by Ditter
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44 posted on 04/07/2013 7:37:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: txhurl

They are stinkers! They are VERY bright, tho. My cats HATE them. They get dive bombed all the time when walking across the yard.


45 posted on 04/07/2013 7:38:02 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Ouderkirk

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.


46 posted on 04/07/2013 7:38:55 PM PDT by Sodbuster
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To: dfwgator

Well, they won’t if they play poely.


47 posted on 04/07/2013 7:39:40 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Ditter

48 posted on 04/07/2013 7:40:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: navysealdad

They are amazing critters.


49 posted on 04/07/2013 7:42:35 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: JoeProBono

You found Roscoe! He is still misbehaving. :)


50 posted on 04/07/2013 7:43:56 PM PDT by Ditter
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