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#46    DKO

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:12 AM

I live on a sort of large property in my area (1.3km2), The house is surrounded natural bushland and huge trees. And ravens are very common around here. I'm lucky to be able to watch these awesome birds (and many more) when I wake in the morning and when I get home from work. And ravens are the smartest birds i've witnessed by far.

You can see them actually figuring stuff out, another bird would just fly in, see there is no food and fly off, but a raven will look around, lift up stuff and try and get into boxes etc. And work together with other ravens.

The main reason i'm posting here is because I saw a raven doing the weirdest thing I have ever seen one do before. I arrived at my mates house and there was a raven on the lawn of the neighbours house. And it was knocking a chicken egg along the lawn! No joke. It got scared when I walked near and flew off but left the egg on the lawn. Where the hell did it get this egg from haha?

Also for the people who don't like crows/ravens because they attack other birds. In Australia, crows/ravens are bullied by a much smaller bird, The Willy Wagtail.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:57 PM

I just dont understand I mean havent crows been on this planet for longer then mankind has, I would think you would need intelligence to last all these generations

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:35 AM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 24 September 2012 - 07:57 PM, said:

I just dont understand I mean havent crows been on this planet for longer then mankind has, I would think you would need intelligence to last all these generations

Cockroaches have lasted much longer and have no intelligence.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:44 AM

View PostAbramelin, on 13 September 2012 - 02:15 AM, said:

I'd like to see one chimp do that as fast as that rook.

Or this:



Does this beg questions to the size of brains? If a small bird brain can do this, does size matter?

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:08 PM

View PostMistydawn, on 09 December 2012 - 12:44 AM, said:

Does this beg questions to the size of brains? If a small bird brain can do this, does size matter?

Because I linked to a post in this thread from another thread today, I only now saw your question.

I think it's not only about size but also about the number of connections between the neurons inside the brain.

Here a pic comparing the brainsize of a pigeon with that of crow:

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

Anyone seen this video?



I wonder if the crow is doing that for fun or just trying to figure out if there's food inside, up out of the snow. Still a funny video.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

View PostDKO, on 12 May 2013 - 02:32 PM, said:

Anyone seen this video?



I wonder if the crow is doing that for fun or just trying to figure out if there's food inside, up out of the snow. Still a funny video.

I have seen them doing it here in the Netherlands, and it is obvious they do it for fun.

Corvids love to play for no other reason than having fun.

I have seen them doing it while they were sitting on a plastic frisbee, lol.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:36 PM

And here's a raven playing in the snow:




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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:27 AM

Watching a few videos now, they seem to love the snow.

It doesn't snow where I live but it's common to see ravens rolling and jumping around water sprinklers during summer, seem to get along with parrots in the same sense.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:26 AM

Crows in a Japanese zoo were trained to play soccer:

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