Crows are scary
- use tools
- Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
- Have huge brains for birds
- like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
- They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
- they are scary smart at solving puzzles
- some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
- they can remember faces
- SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT. They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows. Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag. But the nice guys with masks they left alone. THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight. THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
- They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.
Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
i love crows so much
crows are amazing
My favorite legend is that crows are the souls of the dead
crows are the coolest shit
Yeah but have you seen this
And the coolest thing about all of this is that crows aren’t even the most intelligent non-human animal. Does anybody realize just how close other animals come to our intelligence level?
This only touches on the various traits most corvids share honestly. These birds, most especially the crows, have a propensity for flourishing where humans reside, in fact, where most species are shrinking, the urban crow populations are booming.
Interestingly, the study with the masks was a necessary evolution of an original study of local birds. The researchers discovered quite early on that the birds don’t care for being captured and tagged, and they shared this information with their close relatives, who shared it with theirs, and so on. Wasn’t long before their cars were regularly covered in shit, and they were being dive bombed and yelled at everywhere they went around the school. Thus all students and researchers capturing and tagging the crows began to wear one of two masks, both of which still elicit rampant vitriol from the local crows whenever unveiled, well over a decade past the expirements run.
Rather interestingly, they also recognize death, and can mentally time travel, that is visualize potential events in the future and reason out steps.