This poor crow needed help getting some porcupine quills out of his skin. Although he doesn’t seem to enjoy it very much, it looks like he appreciates the help from some nice humans!
Crows and Ravens are highly intelligent creatures, engaging in many different social behaviors including calling one another by name, playing tricks on one another, and using tools.
Ravens are mostly found in forests, away from human populations. It is rare to see a raven in a city, they most often can be found flying about in more natural areas such as mountains and forests. Crows, on the other hand, dwell almost entirely in cities.
I would love to get to know a couple of ravens, however, I am a city-dweller, so I see mostly crows on a daily basis.
Both crows and ravens have the ability to recreate sounds. Crows imitate one another to warn of danger, get another crow’s attention and communicate with each other in many ways.
When I first heard Julian, the raven, talking in the video below, I almost didn’t believe it! After watching several other videos I was amazed to discover that ravens really will mimic a human voice and can even switch between a man and a woman’s voice!
This video got me interested in crow intelligence in the first place. In the video, a crow finds a kitten and befriends him. They gently play together and the crow protects and feeds the furry lil guy! It’s pretty amazing, don’t you think?
Welcome to CrowLady.Com, a project I am working on to share my observations and findings on crows and other birds. My name is Vanessa and I love all animals but I am especially facinated with birds in the corvid family. Corvids include crows, ravens, magpies, and jays. In order to observe these birds, I set out unshelled unsalted peanuts for them to eat. Although they can be loud sometimes, the are fun to watch and extremely intellegent. I hope you learn something about crows while you are here and I hope you enjoy the site! If you have any questions or comments you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Flying over head were 2 ravens making crow calls. I also heard a blue jay makig hawk noises. Interesting..
Here is a cheesy lil movie about crows that I made for one of my classes: