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!
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?
Here is a cheesy lil movie about crows that I made for one of my classes: