By - amonaloli12
They've modified tools to serve specific purposes and even used water displacement to elevate food to accessible areas.
Corvids are smart cookies.
Ravens can learn to talk.
I prefer [this raven.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIX_6TBeph0)
Wakka wakka wakka wakka
[This one](https://youtube.com/shorts/iISBcnW5ww8?feature=share) gets me every time.
It's really funny how all of the words/sounds she makes sound identical to her caregiver's voice. I guess it makes sense but I've never noticed that before.
This video really didn't need continuous music playing over the woman while she's talking...
I'm not one to correct what people say about oc, but this could be considered constructive criticism. Maybe she just liked the music?
They're distant cousins of the original "clever girl"
They're so smart that they domesticated wolves by playing with their cubs and developing symbiotic relationships with wolf packs. The Ravens will lead the pack to a corpse, the wolves will shred it, and the ravens will eat the rest. Fucking awesome. They even play tug of war with wolf pups
Do you have a source?
Not doubt, just fascination.
You are the GOAT
Happy cake day!!!
Hey thanks! I didn't even notice.
Happy cake thing
I had thrown a bunch of old dry pasta in my compost pile, and days later saw pasta showing up in my goat's water dish. A few more each day.
Went out in the evening and saw a bunch of crows messing around my goat's. Walked up and there were 6 or 7 crows taking turns bobbing for pasta! They'd get one and fly off and another crow would bring more from the compost and dropped it in the water. Watched for about 5 minutes. They definitely knew what they were doing!
I quit watching when one turned and asked me what I was looking at, in a deep N.Y. accent!😂
The crows on my place ringed the smaller birdbath with wild plums. Concentric circles of plums. It puzzled me until the mass fermented and the crows gave a signal to party. They all got drunk together.
Why doesn't "deep N.Y accent" work for my brain?
I picture higher voices. I'm not an American btw.
Deep in this case means more like “thick or heavy.” So basically an extreme New York accent.
Most of America
Water= wah ter
Water = wota
It’s wah-ta. You are saying woah-ta.
Australia = warda, but you don't pronounce the r
I could be wrong, but I'm under the impression that most people mean NYC accents when they say NY accent. Like Brooklyn, etc. Maybe Long Island. We don't have much of a discernable accent in upstate, I don't think.
Probably smarter than half the ppl on Reddit
But which half? Are you implying that Reddit is half smart, or half dumb?
Recent studies show more than 50% of people are below average intelligence.
So the other half?
That's not how averages work
70% of the time it works every time.
Didn't need the study to figure that out,lol
Did you know that every 60 seconds a minute passes
But only in metric system, right?
I once wasted a whole hour waiting for 60 minutes to pass.
4/5 of the people on Instagram and Facebook
99/100 of the people on Tik tok
What about Twitter?
Can’t divide by 0, so they left it undefined.
Hmmm, I’ll say 24/25 for Twitter
This is a strange take, tiktok is mostly people having wholesome fun IME.
Oh, they’re smarter than far more than that.
Never had a bored crow cold-call me to try to sell me printer toner. Never seen a crow cause climate change.
I wish we had the cool crows with the white markings.
They seem more festive than the monochrome ones here
This is a Magpie. We have them in the US, if that’s where “here” is for you. Magpies are Corvids just like Crows.
this is a pied crow, not a magpie.
You’re right! My mistake for assuming that this was a bird on North America. TIL that Pied Crows live in Africa.
Are we sure it's not a Jackdaw? /s
Here's the thing...
Biologist here! You see, the thing is...
RIP pre-power trip Unidan.
Australian magpies are not corvids. This isn’t an Australian magpie; I just wanted to point out that not every magpie is a corvid.
Touché! I try to not be an ignorant American, but it’s hard sometimes! 😆
I didn’t realize we had North American magpies, everything I’ve ever heard about a magpie was Australian!
We have them in Europe too, except they are corvids
Both magpies and crows are incredibly intelligent, the only difference (other than looks) between them is that magpies choose to use their intelligence to be absolute bastards.
All corvids are assholes. They're my favorite tho. Smart fuckers
This isn't a magpie, it's a pied crow.
I'm noticing how many people don't start reading from the top. Pied crow was explained way up there somewhere.
Top comments aren't always the top comments
And a top of the day to you, sir!
And the rest of the day to yourself
Ya that's why I left a few friendly reminders as replies to other lower comments, to help prevent the spread of misinformation.
You're a gentleman and a scholar.
All corvids r really intelligent, they use tools in all kinds of tests
That bird is not only clever but determined excellent example of going after what you want.
Smarter than some people tbh
Well we’re all fucked.
if only /u/unidan were still around for these posts. Those were the days.
Something something jackdaw
Here’s the thing…
reminds me of the story where the crows drop a bunch of pebbles into a cup to make the water level rise so they could drink from it
Smarter than several people I know
I've done a whole presentation on a specific species of crows, the New Caledonian Crow. They're insanely smart - they understand water displacement, density of objects, and using tools to reach for even longer tools to get food.
Magpies sure are fun to watch
Not a magpie.
Pied Crow actually
Jurassic Park 👍👍
A lot of people wouldn’t figure that out
Damn, I think this bird’s got a higher iq than me…
Wrong! It’s a crowd pleaser.
Honestly, I know several people that wouldn’t think to do this.
wish i could see the future evolution of these amazing creatures
I'm so glad I have hands and thumbs
from about 0:06 to 0:013 I can almost hear him cursing his lack of arms. But he knows we're still jealous as fuck because we can't fly.
He must be human, not a crow. When I was in school, they taught that human use of tools was what separated us from all other life. 🙃
Heheh. That's a pretty poor teacher. They forgot about several other species that use tools.
I was joking about the fact that we know that now, but when I was a kid, that’s what they taught.
I know ;) same here
Crows are fucking terrifyingly intelligent.
Crows are incredibly smart
It’s all the Crowtein
I remember a highschool teacher insuring that only humans have the ability to free think and problem solve. He was kind of a d bag.
Corvids are awesome.
There’s a lot of animals that are way smarter than we give them credit for.
And a lot of people that are way dumber than we give then credit for.
They really are such dapper, clever birds. We have a murder in our yard daily to grab some peanuts and they have a whole hierarchy and system to contact the others about food or predators. In all at different times have about 20 but a really cool crew of 3 who are always around for years now. I'm going to build them some puzzles now.
Smart bird 🐦
Crows can also figure out to add stones to a narrow container with a floating treat in it in order to raise the water level to be able to reach the treat. This is something I doubt I would think to do.
Turns out if we die, this’ll be a magpie planet
Idk why he’s downvoted because it’s not a magpie it’s a pied crow
That be a magpie
Isn’t that a magpie?
All crows are very smart. Oddly enough oral sex and masturbation seem to follow intelligence in animals
Not a crow a magpie
So many idiots saying it’s a magpie when it’s a pied crow and looks nothing like a magpie
Guys come on, this is a magpie
pretty sure that's a magpie looks like one I could be wrong tho
Just tilt the glass you stupid idiot
If they had hands wand thumbs we'd all be dead
If they ever make a pact with the octopuses, we're all doomed.
Have it fashion its own tool and you could call it a human
They've done that too. Straightened and shaped wire to desired length and angle etc. Pretty cool.
So true. One of my coworkers would not think of doing that.
I'll never forget a crow stealing a pack of biscuits and being unable to peck or eat them cause they were too hard.
After about 2 mins he decided to dip them into water until they were soft enough to eat , I was blown away by the problem solving.
Meanwhile pigeons can't even build a simple fricking nest.
That's how it all starts. A few hundred years later they develop the internet for birds, and then they all start fighting with each other about a meme until they extinguish themselves.
wHy dOeS iT lOoK lIkE iTs wEaRiNg a mAiD dReSs
That bird’s gonna be Raven to his friends how he got that nut
You know nothing crow snow
I think you mean chicken.
crazy a brain the size of a walnut is so good at problem solving
So government drones are using tools now... r/birdsarentreal
The German Shepard’s of birds with the smarts. If it was only about smarts and we left sticks out of it.
Hey guys, everyone promise to not give them thumbs ok. For team human.
It's a Pied Crow, but yeah.
What i thought the cup was upside down
Kelly putting that stick to good use
Is n't it a trained crow? Then it is wonderful.
this is why i love corvids.
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Now I'm questioning the meaning of "pied", as in the Pied Piper. I never thought to wonder about that before, but why wasn't this guy just a plain old piper?
Fun fact: Crows are actually increasingly intelligent. They’ve been known to use tools like seen above. Alert other crowd of humans in organized packs. And even have their own form of communication
Fucker's nest probably has rooms and a garage.
Wow what a smartie!
That’s a magpie
They're so fucking smart. Proud of my fellow birb Earth dwellers.
Corvids are super smart.
That is a Magpie
Magpies aren't that smart, I had one fly in my window and proceed to shit all over my curtains, stand in it and bang its head against the glass for a good 5 minutes.
That's not a crow ya doofus
it isn't actually a magpie, its a pied crow. fun fact- a lot of magpies are corvids
Well i think all magpies are corvids?
Also pied crow =/= crow 👀
That's a Magpie
that’s a magpie
I’m sure they are but that’s a magpie.