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Monday, April 12, 2010

Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Yesterday's isopods were cool, but also creepy. How about something with an intelligent glint in the eye?

raven (Corvus corax)
common raven (corvus corax)

One of my favorite books in my early twenties was "Of Wolves And Men" by Barry Lopez, and he makes several asides to the intelligence of ravens and how they are frequently associated with wolves. Ravens are related to crows – and they belong to the same group of birds known as corvids.

In this amazing Ted Talk, Joshua Klein demonstrates how intelligent these birds really are.


Kyle Strauss said...

Cool stuff!! Have you ever read "Mind of the Raven" by Bernd Heinrich? Great book on how smart these amazing birds are.
Thanks for so many interesting posts here!!

OregonWild said...

Kyle - thanks for the reading recommendation. Sounds like an interesting book.



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