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Ravens Remember and Greet You Accordingly


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Britt
- 880 days ago - news.discovery.com
When you go outside, do the birds sound happy or angry when they see you? New research has found that at least one group of birds, ravens, remembers prior interactions with people and varies calls based on those earlier experiences.



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Carol H. (229)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 6:02 pm
noted, thank you Brit
 

Freya H. (307)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 7:33 pm
So much for the insult "bird brain" - a lot of birds are pretty darn smart!
 

Patricia Thompson (13)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 7:42 pm
At our last house we had a lot of Ravens in the garden, they're extremely intelligent and interesting birds to observe.
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 8:43 pm
Ravens (Corvus Corax) are in the Corvid family which tends to be very bright. There is a great book about them, called "Ravens in Winter," about a biologist's experience with them, in New Hampshire, I believe.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 9:22 pm
Thank you for the article.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 9:50 pm
Thanks.
 

Julia R. (290)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 12:49 am
Fascinating article about the intelligence of these birds! Crows are also extremely intelligent and what I read here about ravens reminds me of a program I saw on Nova all about crows. They also remember the appearance and voices of individuals, along with their prior interactions with them. I believe crows are related to ravens and may be that is why they both seem to share many similar behaviors and abilities. Crows can also pass on acquired knowledge to their offspring and show advanced problem solving skills. Scientists have also discovered that crows have a complex language of 300 or more different sounds which they use to communicate important information to each other. Thanks Britt!
 

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 6:03 am
Thanks for the article.
 

mia K. (13)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 10:47 am
some raven species can learn and pronounce words just like parrots
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 12:33 pm
Very interesting Thank you
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 12:36 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Justina Gil (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 5:02 pm
Thanks very cool!
 

Dave C. (214)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 5:36 pm
Ravens are really cool and really smart!
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 12:10 am
I love ravens. Some of the 'grandfather' ones I've seen were about 2 ft. tall. They also have an enormous number of sounds they make, and even fly upside down for the fun of it sometimes.
Crows (to me their smaller 'cousins') are smart too. I once saw a crow pick up a piece of hard bread and put it in a puddle so as to soften it.
 

John S. (304)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:01 pm
Thanks.
 
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