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Corvid Month Week 1 Recap

The second annual Corvid Month here at Animal Perspectives® has been a lot of fun. This week we learned about Crows, Raven and Crow behavior, and Grey Jays.

The second annual Corvid Month here at Animal Perspectives® has been a lot of fun. This week we learned about Crows, Raven and Crow behavior, and Grey Jays.

Corvid Month

Did you know that some species of Crow learn how to use tools, all on their own? Check out Top 10 Facts About Crows to learn more!

Young American Crow Perched. Image Credit: Animal Perspectives.
Young American Crow Perched. Image Credit: Animal Perspectives.

Crows are intelligent, can problem solve, use tools, mourn, get revenge, and recognize human faces. Sound familiar? If it does, you might be thinking about other species that participate in those activities. Chimpanzees, perhaps? Dolphins? Humans? For a deeper dive, read Gifts of the Crow.

Image Credit: Audubon Free Library Plate 107 Canada Jay Final
Image Credit: Audubon Free Library Plate 107 Canada Jay Final

Well, what about the Grey Jay? Before 2015 you might not have heard much about the Grey Jay (if anything at all), but that has certainly changed. It’s an awesome bird! Read more about the species in focus this week, the Grey Jay.

I’ve already mentioned that Crows and Ravens are intelligent, but what if I told you that their intelligence allows them to form different cultures within their groups? Read about how they do that in this week’s post, Corvid See, Corvid Do.

Edgar Allan Poe. Image Credit: Creative Commons Licensed Under 3.0.
Edgar Allan Poe. Image Credit: Creative Commons Licensed Under 3.0.

This week is the 168th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death and what would Corvid Month be without the mention of the author who penned “The Raven”. Did you know that the Raven featured in the poem was initially not supposed to be a Raven, but an owl, or a parrot. Imagine that — a parrot. Learn more from the post, “Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore'”.

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