"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Monday, January 16, 2012

Crowabunga! This snowboarding crow is no bird-brain

      I just had to share this video of a crow that appears to be snowboarding down a snowy roof, apparently using a lid from a jar as a snowboard.  Crowabunga!!
     The crow in the video is a hooded crow, a Eurasian species (birds found on the continent of Europe and Asia).  Crows are members of the corvid family, which also includes ravens, magpies and jays. This family of birds is known to be very intelligent.  A BBC article describes some of the scientific research on them and notes that this family of birds “has astonished scientists with extraordinary feats of memory, an ability to employ complex social reasoning and, perhaps most strikingly, a remarkable aptitude for crafting and using tools.”
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