>no corvid threadwtf man
> baby caws in your direction
>crows around sometimes (can hear them)>try to leave food to bond with them>they fuck off the second they see meWell, looks like they'll never be able to connect me to food.
>>4447385Say I wanted to leave my country to live near Ravens.What would the best place to move to?
>>4448082I bet not even him knows what he's crawing at. Craws be like that.
>>4447831Norther eurasia is basically crow/raventopia
>>4447385Would it be possible to increase their intelligence levels through selective breeding?
>>4447386Reminds me of those Japanese monkeys that learned to wash their potatoes in seawater to salt it. Neat stuff.
>>4448686Anon, we've done that with guppies. You can of course do it with birds, you can do it with just about any animal that has a brain. Selective breeding for increases in a measure is almost always possible.
>>4447644I have some crows that live near me, I just wanna be their friend.
>>4447385>tfw living in the only place on earth without corvidssad
>>4448136Perfect.Thank you anon.
waka waka waka
>>4447385wish i had a friend like that
>>4448697aren't raw potatoes bad for you?
>>4450515I think they're sweet potatoes so not actual potatoes but here's a video of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ8HCdgEwCs It also gets a lot of the sand off of their food, which I imagine they enjoy.
how do I get some crow bros, /an/?
>>4451086By letting them be free and not trying to domesticate them.Give them nuts and fresh meat occasionally, like once or twice a week, they'll remember you
>>4450147Hooded crows, my favourite
Meme on catoids
>>4448686Most people would need to be bred for intelligence first.
>>4448686Yes but it would be just practical, objective intelligenceChaotic subjective intelligence, the only type that matters, is impossible for a bird brain structure
>>4451186You know, it looks more like he's trying to stop the fight
>>4452074So crows are mostly incapable of abstract thought?
>>4447385I want to get into crow calling. Any tips? Should I buy a crow call and if yes, which one?
>>4448698Why don't we do it with humans
Saw some crows the other day, what do u guys think? They were all flying in one area over treetops, cawing a lot, not sure what the problem was
>>4452131We tried to but the practice was (((discredited)))
/out/ isn't comfy
>>4452262its ok anon they just do that
>>4453050Dumb farmer never heard of a Scarecrow
>>4452262I saw crows of unusual size the other day, almost thought they are ravens.
>>4452085No, they’re definitely instigating. Corvids do that in the wild when there’s an aggregation of carnivores feeding from a kill. They will try to make the larger carnivores to end up fighting each other so they can steal chunks of their prey while they are distracted.In the city, they’re just doing it for the fuck of it to satisfy their crafty instincts.
>brings you a giftwhat now
>>4453449Just take it bro, don’t return it. You’ll hurt its feelings :(
>>4447386So what makes them smarter than any other flying chicken? It's not like their skulls are that much bigger than average to house that massive brain of theirs.
I think magpies are the coolest Corvids. They're neat and almost each time I see one outside I go "that's a cool bird".
>>4454248I do think their skulls are pretty big compared to similar sized birds such as pigeons. I find the intelligence of budgies more baffling.
>>4452090>>4452130I could be wrong, but I think he's referring to birds not really having a neocortex like mammals do. In theory an analogous structure could/would be form given enough time selectively breeding them for the kinds of intelligence that we'd be after -- that or we could just give them some mammalian genes related to the development of the neocortex(which would likely be a bit messy and if you plan to do that anyway then it might be best to sort that out before you selectively breed them).
In Burnaby BC there's a place where thousands of Crows roost every night
>>4447385The crows around my place make a sound like when you flap your tongue up and down. Almost like tapping two pieces of resonant wood together. It makes me happy.
>>4453400Maybe I'm retarded but wouldn't crows be good? Like don't they mostly eat pests?
>>4453400Do those actually work?
>>4447644The way I feed my local crows is to say something to them as I'm approaching, put the food down and then back away so that I'm not near the food but still clearly visible. I wait for like 30 seconds or so and they'll swoop down and eat, and I don't leave until they're finished. They're naturally cautious birds, so you have to be patient and respectful of their space.It takes a while to build a relationship with crows. Conversely, there's a pheasant that was living in the green outside my work office and I had him running when I called and eating out of my hand after just a few weeks. Crows aren't really like that, but they're so smart that it's fun to just watch them doing their own thing anyway.
>>4457119They eat most things, and they like corn.
>>4459843>>4459844>>4459845Cool pics, was this taken on medium format?
Just fed one of my local crows on the way home from work. He was certainly more eager and less skittish than the last couple of times, so I guess it's either one of the same ones I fed before or word has spread that I'm alright.
>>4461175Crows are smart and will gossipif you're cool they will praise you.
how do i make my property more inviting for crows? I have a bunch of trees but I usually only ever see a few flying over my property and never stopping
>>4462715I've heard stories about people feeding crows and getting followed. I don't know how well it works
>>4459050Very based, anon.But what can you do if they fly away as soon as they see you? If I bring food they won't notice it.
domesticated crows when
>>4463047I'd just put some down anyway. They'll find it.
Are currawongs and Aussie magpies allowed?
>>4451188you mean getting rid of orcs
>>4447385I fed peanuts to crows expecting them to open the shells but they swallowed them whole. Are they dead now?
When i lived in the US a kajillion years ago, i used to see many blue-black corvids with a white stripe on each wing. Fast forward to today and I'm back in the US, in the same area as back then, and these birds are now nowhere to be seen.Brought it up to several locals who've lived here their whole lives but they never really pay attention to wildlife so don't know wtf I'm talking about. Googling it just gives me pics of leucistic crows. Any idea wtf they were?Northern Delaware, by the way.
>try to feed corvids>end up feeding pigeons instead>after a week or so the pigeons start eating from my hand and aren't scared of mefuck why do pigeons have to be so friendly
>>4466257because pigeons are domesticated
>>4452074>the only type that mattersas long as theyre smart enough to shit on niggers that invade my street, that's more than enough for me
>>4465047Once ingested the shell mixed with the digestive enzymes will create mustard gas. So yes, they're fucking dead you cunt.
There was a crow a few days ago that was making some unusual calls. Whenever he made them I would mimick them. At first he slowed down his responses but then sped them up and started making 'single syllable' calls. I don't think the crow knew it was me, it seemed confused more than anything, but I though that'd be a neat thing to add to this thread.
there are tons of magpies and crows (don't ask me which ones exactly) around here, and a few years ago there was this big fight, 15 magpies against 5 crows, about roof space and picking rights in the park, and whiled it seemed the crows won at the time, i don't see so many of them anymore. the magpies are still very numerous. they sleep in the trees outside my kitchen window.i wish i could befriend them.
>>4467869Vancouver Island, Canada has blue-eyed, white ravens.
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>>4469072(its a joke, the crows are fine)
>>4447385I finally saw one for the first time in the state park as I passed under its nest it was huge, chased away a squirrel. Very cool
>>4469207I can't imagine living somewhere you don't regularly see corvids, that sounds so sad. They're everywhere here, either crows, magpies or jackdaws. Ravens are pretty rare, but you still see them now and again. The most fun birds to watch because they seem to have a lot of purpose in what they do.
>>4455956cool pic, saved
>>4465125Juvenile Magpies perhaps?
>>4448697most monkeys who are use to humans, especially tourists, have learned to steal stuff to trade them back for food.If a monkey ever steals your iphone, then you gotta pay the monkey mafia to get it back.
>>4447385There's a magpie with an injured foot outside my home. I can't get close to it but I left it some banana and water just in case it lasts long enough to recover, but I imagine it's fucked.
>>4470693That's nature. Cruel and indifferent.
>>4470991Cute curious crow.
>>4459054Based corvids trying to save us from the corn menace
>>4470240Thanks for the reply. No. Seems I'm out of their range.
need more vids of birds killing mammals
>>4472381With a beak that thin, curved and tiny, i think that's more likely an icterid or other passerine. Jamaican blackbird, perhaps, if they hadn't grown so uncommon these days.Can't be sure without seeing its feet.
>>4472399wtf are you on about, its clearly a crow
>>4472405Just the beak looks far smaller than those belonging to crows I'm used to seeing.
Are ravens more easily scared than crows?
>>4472618Seems like it's the opposite. Ravens in my area, as rare as they are, give absolutely no fucks about human presence at all beyond fucking attacking someone every now and again. They're big, beautiful, vicious goddamn birds.
>>4472622Ravens are gribbly as fuck. I saw one eating a fox a couple months ago.
I heard you can have crows hang out on your farm with chickens so that they'll repel/fight against birds of prey.What's the best way to have them come and make they stay?
>>4472398>mom just gives upkwab
>>4472648Seems like a simple case of albinism, anon. I don't see why it'd be bullshit, plenty of areas in the world have melanistic or albino populations of various animals.
How do I befriend a crow
>>4474221offer nutsreceive shinies
>>4474221I'd like to know too. There are large trees around our neighborhood and several groups of crows and magpies dominate this area. They frequently fly from roof to roof and hang out, I'm just not sure how to get their attention. Do I just put out a bowl of nuts or what?
>>4474225put out nuts in the same place every day. they're smart buggers so they'll quickly learn
Ravens are cool.
>>4474284Ravens are the best.
>>4473827>well you can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a woman's man no time to talk
>>4474222what kind of nuts would be best?obviously salted ones would be bad, but are roasted ones fines?and cool trips btw
>>4475542pine nuts maybe?
>>4474235I guess it's important to be there when they find the nuts so they associate me with food as opposed to just the location or does that come later?
>>4474225Start by throw peanuts somewhere nearby that would be a safe place to land where it will make a nice clatter. Then you can move on to throwing them to the birds (in their general direction but not _at_ them). Don't make sudden moves or maintain direct eye contact for too long. Crows take some time to develop trust but once they do you'll have flying feathered friends aplenty ^_^
>>4476251finally someone gets it.
>>4476051Thanks I'll give it a shot. I'm not expecting shinies just some cool interaction with these cheeky fuckers.
>>4453050crows and rooks eat the tongues / eyes of newborn sheep and can even blind ewes when they give birth.if i were a farmer I'd shoot them too
>>4457132No, they're ayntoo smart to fall for that shit. Farmers use all kinds of contraptions to control for pests, including birds. Some include motion controlled megaphones that can blast distress calls of different types of birds and propane powered canons that make a very loud periodic BANG.Those aren't specific to corvids but they aren't dumb, they could probably learn the patterns very quickly.
Everyday crows make nest beside my window, and then break it by evening. I don't get it. I know they are breaking it because they see me near the window, but why repeat it every day? I thought these people were intelligent. Also sparrows recently have been coming inside my room early morning when I am sleeping; they build nest on my fans, but obviously not for long.
>>4478592That could be one hell of an wallpaper.
Do you have these guys where you live: https://youtu.be/hzxdnDEA70U ? Their call makes me laugh
>>4480348Look at this mouthbreather
I've noticed that some of the crows in my area hide and store food that I give them. I was watching one the other day gather up some nuts that I'd put down, then dig a little hole with its beak to put them in, then covered it over with leaves afterwards. I didn't know they did that, it was really interesting.They're such wonderful birds, I could honestly watch them for hours.
>>4447385That's a Raven in the tower of London, not a crow
>>4480750I visited the Tower recently, mainly to see the ravens. They're very tame, and it was honestly pretty weird seeing so many of them. Before going I'd seen less than 10 over the course of my life.
>>4480348wtf i thought the things making those calls were seagulls
>>4447385The smartest diinosaurs
>>4480751I had no clue how big ravens were until I visited the Tower. I instantly realised all I've seen up until that point we're crows.
I asked someone in an AI thread to do images from a future where crows have taken over the Earth.
>>4483286>the giant nest on the skyscraperskino.
>>4450515>>4483307For humans, yes. They can lead to selenium poisoning. This has more to do with whether they are sprouting or not than whether they're cooked though. You can eat raw, peeled, non-sprouting potatoes with very little chance of any negative effects.
>>4454262Their brains are wired up differently to other avians. They don't have a prefrontal cortex like us, but their brains rewired to serve the same purpose.
Just saw this and thought /corvid/ would 'preciate it.
>>4484448How does this even happen
>>4484461I have no fucking idea. The description called them dumb magpies and, according to another Anon, Australian magpies aren't corvids. idk if these particular magpies eat Vegemite and pie floaters or not but if they're indeed of the Aussie variety, allow me to apologise.
why are crows fighting in nest?
>>4484448These are intelligent animals according to /an/.
>>4484461Slippery fence posts.
>>4484448... I thought they were supposed to be brilliant?
>>4464794Crows are to smart to be tranny's
How do I befriend a one of these fellows?
I eat lunch outside every day. There's a family of ravens that hang around and I often give them bits of my sandwich. They know what time I eat lunch and show up 3-4 days out of the five I'm working. They land quite close to me and if I pretend I don't notice them they scream at me aggressively.They seem to recognise me because a couple of times they followed me to the bus stop 2 hours after my lunch. They're really cool. At first it was only a pair but now there's 4 of them, I pretty much watched the two young ones grow up.
>>4487240Feed them.Don't throw food at them because that scares them away. Also bending down to place something on the ground looks like you're picking something up to throw at them and they'll fly away. Best way to do it is to hold the food item up so they can clearly see it, then casually drop it at your feet and then walk away. If they hesitate, try walking further away or turn your back to them. No sudden moves, no loud noises. Keep your hands out of your pockets too.
>>4487278Are we talking about crows or the police?
>>4451186>Same local crow does this every dog it sees for years>My dog actually likes it and is pretty shill about it>Crow starts recognize my dog and always rush to meet us>Does not bully my dog so much, mostly hops around playfully, tug gently fur and sometimes brings small stick and plastic bottle caps presents>4 years same spot almost everyday bird come meet us>One summer bird brings its 3 offspring's meet my dog>4 crows just hops around and follows my dog like duck line>6 months ago find crow corpse near our meeting spot and our friend never came to see usRipperino brave one. At least one of those offspring (has white mutation feathers on the wings, easy to identify) lives near the park and is doing well. Comes near to beg food or curiosity, but still super shy.
>>4487278Thanks, what do they like to eat best and how can I lure them?
>>4487330They prefer meat and bread, they will sometimes eat fruit and veg but not always. No luring. Just show them the food, leave the food on the ground and walk away.
>>4487273That's rather awesome.>>4487303A sad end, but at least you had a crow bro for a while.
>>4459054>>4471057>all these years the crows were just trying to stop the development of corn syrup and put an end to Big CornForgive us, crowbros...
*screeches autistically in your path*
I want one as a captive, to admire. Should I build an aviary?
Your subtle acclimation's trueBest to give praise where praise is dueEvery rook and jay in the corvidae's Been ravin' about me tooThey admire me one and all Must be the passion in my cawMy slender bill known through the escadrilleMy fierce commanding claw
>>4493330I’m talking ‘bout the birds that fly so highIntelligent creatures that’ll catch your eyeThey’re black as night with feathers so brightCorvids are the kings of the SkyCaw caw, hear them callCorvids rule, they stand tallFrom the magpie to the jayThese birds are here to stayCaw caw, hear them callCorvids rule, they stand tallFrom the jackdaw to the nutcrackerThese birds are here to matter
>>4484470those are normal european magpies
why not people like you instead?
>>4493107they just letting you know about danger
>>4493107The pair of blue jays neary house learned that the friendly squirrel gets peanuts whenever he comes by. Now the show up and sit in my fence whenever he is begging for peanuts to get their fill.I think I over fed Mr Squirrel over the winter as he ended the season just as fat.as he started.I need to buy a new bag of shelled peanuts
>>4496749he looks like a cartoon character
>>4484574I highly recommend the novel "Blindsight" by Peter Watts:https://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm
>>4454262So what are elephants using 4x the weight of the human brain for?
>>4501310remembering ancestral paths towards sources of food and water
>>4496749this a corvid and grackles are not? heh
>>4483407>seleniumSolanin, selenium is a mineralBrazil nuts can give you selenium poisoning because for some reason they have 10x the rda per 100 gram
>>4501320Never trust vampires.
do corvids really only grass at certain time of day?during work hours i pass the local park a couple of times and the grass is full of jackdaws and crowsbut when i finally get of work and return to the park in the afternoon they're all gone
>>4496871Reminds me of a color-swapped Aracuanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHItXd6pXJE
I want to pet a crow. Can I pet a crow?
>>4452131Anon, that's racist
>>4501438Oh yeah, solanine. My mistake, but the fact is correct my brain just switched to the wrong s-word.
>>4453452It's one thing so it's its you fucking retard
>>4451186This Corbeau is so superior.
>>4454262>Zebra finch brain weighs 0.5 gramsLove these little retardshttps://youtu.be/_R0whELkSOs
>>4501913Despite its recent politicization and misappropriation by trannies "their" or "they" was the historically correct pronoun for a singular individual you don't know the gender of. Think "Someone knocked over the vase, they probably did it by accident". You use "they" and not "it" because the subject in question isn't an object, but you still use "they" even though there is only one person being referred to.I broadly agree with the other Anon objecting to "it" since if we knew the sex of the crow, we would use "his" or "hers" rather than "its", so "they" is appropriate here.Don't let identity politics corrupt perfectly valid word usage.Unless you don't believe in using gendered pronouns for animals and you think they should always be called "it" as if they're just objects, but that's a whole other argument outside of the singular/plural thing.
>>4447385What did they mean by this?
>>4501310what>>4501317 said and to add to that human brains over the millenia have actually shrunk over time which was pretty confusing for scientists since we've clearly gotten smarter over the tens of thousands of years we've been around. Later on it was theorized that it's probably because when we became a more sedintary species we didn't have to memorize nearly as many things like where to go, when to go, what things are edible out of the thousands of plants, fungi, and animals there are in the areas we moved through and how to catch/harvest them.Life became simpler after agriculture and we changed because of it.
>>4503444He looks zonked as fuck
>>4480744They can have dozens of little hidey holes for the stuff they scavenge, and they remember the exact location of all of them. I don't understand how it all fits inside those tiny brains of theirs.
>>4447385>Be out walking>see some cows in a pasture>Take a pause and talk to them, feed them some grass>Crow lands one a post a few feet away>starts cawing at me>When I finally give him attention he rubs his beak on the post and flies awayWhat did he mean by this?
>>4473754rabbits are r-type strategists. She'll pop out a dozen more by the end of the week.
A friend of mine got his first ever gifts from crows he's been feeding
>>4472398Damn that's pretty cool. Got anymore like this? Ones with birds hunting small mammals like rabbits and stuff?
>Be in hotel lobby>Entrance has a small porch area with mirrored panels>Watch a raven walk in>Raven sees its reflection and runs over>Starts screaming and pecking at it>Turns around and sees me looking at it>It immediately runs out the door and flies awayI thought ravens were smart enough to pass the mirror test? Was this just a particularly dumb one or was it psyching itself up in the mirror?
>>4506635Kek, crows can be used instead of drones to drop nades.
After years of waiting I have finally been able to get the crows/ravens in my rural area to notice me leaving them food.It is only a matter of time before I am an official member of their flock.I gave him this egg. I hope he enjoys it.
Progress is happening day by day. Another egg was provided. The crow waits for me to go back inside before swooping down to indulge in the eggy goodness I provide. This will change soon.
>>4502261>Despite its recent politicization and misappropriation by trannies "their" or "they"kys, obsessed nigger.
>>4501320>>4501463But what if the autistic vampire girl is really good at dancing?
Is there a name for the feather shape on the black billed magpie? Or I guess terms for feather shapes in general? They remind me of a macaw.
>>4453450It's okay, birds like sharing and eating together with those they care about. So, I'm sure it's happy with the arrangement.
>>4511184animals that haven't seen mirrors won't understand them the first time even if they're smart enough to get the concept. Apes and probably even humans are the same.
>>4503485That's a pretty narcissistic view desu
>>4523405For a second I thought that crow was Italian.
>>4503543Are those seagulls? Fur is white.
>>4506189>>4517487They are so cute. I kneel for crowsupremacy
>>4523405>>4523431I'm glad I'm not the only one.
>>4503543They know who doesn't hand out bread.
>>4525494Curious crow investigates.