December 19, 2012

Corvids: The Birds Who Think Like Humans

Annalee Newitz, io9


AP Photo

Someday I will come up with a good reason why I am friends with the neighborhood crows. For now, I can say that it started when I looked up from my office window to see this big flock of crows hanging out on the roof of an apartment building nearby. I had heard that these creatures, part of a larger family of birds called corvids, were among the smartest animals in the world.

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TAGGED: Theory Of Mind, Thinking, Crows