Friday, September 2, 2011
This picture was taken by one of our own mod's laboop2U over our owlbox last night.
"Although cultures around the world may regard the crow as a scavenger, bad omen, or simply a nuisance, this bad reputation might overshadow what could be regarded as the crow’s most striking characteristic – its intelligence. New research indicates that crows are among the brightest animals in the world. NATURE’s A Murder of Crows brings you these so-called feathered apes, as you have never seen them before."
If you have ever been fascinated by this bird and would like to know more about them, read the article by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and watch the PBS video.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/a-murder-of-crows/full-episode/5977/ PBS Special
A group of crows is called a flock, muster or storytelling of crows. The most widely used term is "murder."