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    Thumbs Up The most intelligent bird on the planet: Crow Talks - full documentary

    It was already long known that crows are highly intelligent creatures, but what you are about to see in this ~48 minute documentary will truly astound you.


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    Thank you for this, such an amazing documentary.
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    When I was very young my father pointed out the intelligence of the Crows. He showed me the annual meetings that they had in our big birch tree. That is when they set out the rules of behaviour of "who's in and who's out".

    Well that's what they did in my neighbourhood then. They are probably as diverse as we are, but forever after I have been fascinated by this unique bird.
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    I've come across crows in the hundreds roosting at night. They choose a group of trees and circle around, then land in the branches. During this they are silent. It's quite something to see such a large group flying around and perching together while making no noise at all.

    In the morning I would watch them fly north, then in the evening they'd fly south.

    I don't antagonize them, they'll remember. They're kind of scaredy cats and will fly away when I observe them through a window.

    They will surround a black snake in a tree and kill it if they can. They're not afraid of me when they're going for a snake.

    I listen to them talking and their voices are funny.

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    Rescued baby crows return each spring to say "Hello"

    Nice to see crows interact with people too...

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    That's awesome, Elen. I've listened to crows talking in trees. This is the first I've heard them imitate human speech. I always wanted a translator, I knew they were having conversations.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    That's awesome, Elen. I've listened to crows talking in trees. This is the first I've heard them imitate human speech. I always wanted a translator, I knew they were having conversations.
    You know, I think there's so much more to crows than meets the eye. People are normally scared of them...not knowing how beatuiful they are in real life...
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    It has been my experience and belief that Ravens and Magpies also talk.


    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    It was already long known that crows are highly intelligent creatures, but what you are about to see in this ~48 minute documentary will truly astound you.



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    Quote Originally posted by sandy View Post
    It has been my experience and belief that Ravens and Magpies also talk.
    That should come as no surprise, sandy, because ravens and magpies are part of the larger clade of corvids, or otherwise put, they are all members of the crow family.
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    I've just been outside, and there were two birds, one in a tree behind our backfence, I could only see its tail, but I think might have been an Eastern rosella,-blue and bright red. There was another one quite a bit further away, in the trees. They kept up a constant talk to one another, one would call in its quite beautiful chiming voice, then the closer one would talk back, their sound was so clear and vibrant, must have been a pair, keeping in touch with where they were to the other, such a joy, on a day of sun at last, without the dreadful winds and cold.
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    Crowboarding: Russian roof-surfin' bird

    They sure know how to play and have fun...in Russia, at least! Don't you just love it?

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    I've seen videos of ravens sliding head-first and on their backs down snowy hills in a group. Also otters. Yeah, they're not birds but really cute when they slide downhill. Generally it's really fun to watch animals play.

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