Jan 17 2013

Ravens Have Another Idea

Published by at 6:30 am under Crows & Ravens


Just like the fighting gulls in Monday's post, ravens will steal food but they have other ideas on how to go about it.

Watch this video from PBS NATURE's Ravens.  You'll be amazed.

(video on YouTube by PBS NATURE)


(p.s. The show is not this "Sunday at 8/7" but it's available online. Click on the Ravens link above to watch the full episode.)

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4 Responses to “Ravens Have Another Idea”

  1. sharonon 17 Jan 2013 at 9:09 am

    I know they are also tool users / makers. I wonder if there are any accounts of them working together toward a goal? E.G. – ganging up on an eagle. Both crows and ravens are really smart cookies. They can even learn to “talk”

  2. Marcy Con 17 Jan 2013 at 12:07 pm

    We have Ravens here love to “call them in” with my Raven Call…I wasn’t expecting the fish, but thought it would eat the worm…so the smart Raven catches the fish before the fisherman…surprised it UNHOOKED the fish too…that stick sure didn’t look heavy enough for a big fish…

  3. Anthony H. Bledsoeon 17 Jan 2013 at 2:01 pm

    The “ice-fishing” Common Raven is using a technique that Bernd Heinrich, probably the world’s foremost expert on the species, experimented with using naive ravens in a famous string-pulling test.

  4. George Bercikon 18 Jan 2013 at 11:44 am

    After all my Canadian Expeditions,and watching Ravens, Nothing surprises me re: their capabilities (and nerve).No wonder they are my favorite bird.

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