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Chip_Prudent

They've modified tools to serve specific purposes and even used water displacement to elevate food to accessible areas.


Bohbo

Corvids are smart cookies.


iownadakota

https://youtu.be/2d3dOam9Hg4 Ravens can learn to talk.


heyo_throw_awayo

I prefer [this raven.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIX_6TBeph0) Wakka wakka wakka wakka


punkalibra

[This one](https://youtube.com/shorts/iISBcnW5ww8?feature=share) gets me every time.


Zakattk1027

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.


soniclettuce

This video really didn't need continuous music playing over the woman while she's talking...


iownadakota

I'm not one to correct what people say about oc, but this could be considered constructive criticism. Maybe she just liked the music?


wurnthebitch

They're distant cousins of the original "clever girl"


Think-Butterscotch11

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


Groovychick1978

Do you have a source? Not doubt, just fascination.


Think-Butterscotch11

https://www.yellowstone.org/naturalist-notes-wolves-and-ravens/ c:


Groovychick1978

You are the GOAT


samlikeDirt

Happy cake day!!!


Bohbo

Hey thanks! I didn't even notice.


WilliamZorterfield

Happy cake thing


froeisteins

Good birb..


Quartermaster2108

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!😂


histeethwerered

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.


Mediocre_Preparation

Why doesn't "deep N.Y accent" work for my brain? I picture higher voices. I'm not an American btw.


Monochronos

Deep in this case means more like “thick or heavy.” So basically an extreme New York accent.


88isafat69

Most of America Water= wah ter New York Water = wota


Duderpher

It’s wah-ta. You are saying woah-ta.


Mediocre_Preparation

Australia = warda, but you don't pronounce the r


Brooklyn_Schuyler

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.


MyNameis_Not_Sure

Probably smarter than half the ppl on Reddit


iownadakota

But which half? Are you implying that Reddit is half smart, or half dumb?


[deleted]

Recent studies show more than 50% of people are below average intelligence.


iownadakota

So the other half?


23680987

That's not how averages work


OrganizationWide1560

70% of the time it works every time.


mwmstern

Didn't need the study to figure that out,lol


DylDog_69

Did you know that every 60 seconds a minute passes


cfab28

But only in metric system, right?


eatmorbacon

I once wasted a whole hour waiting for 60 minutes to pass.


thirdculture_hog

Yes


RyanBits

Indeed


bookmarkjedi

Definitely


Jbillz15

4/5 of the people on Instagram and Facebook 99/100 of the people on Tik tok


poutreparisienne

What about Twitter?


Ninja_Conspicuousi

Can’t divide by 0, so they left it undefined.


Jbillz15

Hmmm, I’ll say 24/25 for Twitter


Iskald_

This is a strange take, tiktok is mostly people having wholesome fun IME.


BishmillahPlease

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.


Boojibs

I wish we had the cool crows with the white markings. They seem more festive than the monochrome ones here


SideshowMelsHairbone

This is a Magpie. We have them in the US, if that’s where “here” is for you. Magpies are Corvids just like Crows.


Sheather_888

this is a pied crow, not a magpie.


SideshowMelsHairbone

You’re right! My mistake for assuming that this was a bird on North America. TIL that Pied Crows live in Africa.


my_brain_tickles

Are we sure it's not a Jackdaw? /s


spektre

Here's the thing...


StandardSudden1283

Biologist here! You see, the thing is... RIP pre-power trip Unidan.


SecondHandWatch

Australian magpies are not corvids. This isn’t an Australian magpie; I just wanted to point out that not every magpie is a corvid.


SideshowMelsHairbone

Touché! I try to not be an ignorant American, but it’s hard sometimes! 😆


BishmillahPlease

!!!!! I didn’t realize we had North American magpies, everything I’ve ever heard about a magpie was Australian!


blahdee-blah

We have them in Europe too, except they are corvids


KBEPandaCrisis

r/woosh


stale-water-

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.


guitarfingers

All corvids are assholes. They're my favorite tho. Smart fuckers


AmBull1216

This isn't a magpie, it's a pied crow.


gobiggerred

I'm noticing how many people don't start reading from the top. Pied crow was explained way up there somewhere.


thirdculture_hog

Top comments aren't always the top comments


gobiggerred

And a top of the day to you, sir!


ThrowawaysButthole

And the rest of the day to yourself


AmBull1216

Ya that's why I left a few friendly reminders as replies to other lower comments, to help prevent the spread of misinformation.


gobiggerred

You're a gentleman and a scholar.


Superfry88

All corvids r really intelligent, they use tools in all kinds of tests


Pazluz

That bird is not only clever but determined excellent example of going after what you want.


oliverlifts

Smarter than some people tbh


The_Maddest

Well we’re all fucked.


irishmcsg2

if only /u/unidan were still around for these posts. Those were the days.


CyclopeanJuiceVendor

Something something jackdaw


Whaines

Here’s the thing…


Flat_Button_886

“Clever girl.”


oceanslut

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


Gritty_Grits

Smarter than several people I know


minPOOlee

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.


Shischkabob

Magpies sure are fun to watch


AmBull1216

Not a magpie.


Shischkabob

Hooded Crow?


NatsuDragnee1

Pied Crow actually


michman30

Good magpie.


Reelbadmon

Clever girl


garybegrowin

Jurassic Park 👍👍


CowRepresentative779

A lot of people wouldn’t figure that out


nolongermakingtime

Damn, I think this bird’s got a higher iq than me…


Cloversays

Wrong! It’s a crowd pleaser.


rasor86

Clever girl.


16-Bit_Crow

Damned straight.


Feed_me_straws

Honestly, I know several people that wouldn’t think to do this.


cookie_crave

wish i could see the future evolution of these amazing creatures


poutreparisienne

I'm so glad I have hands and thumbs


RelativeID

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.


Pitiful_Pickle524

Very clever


DublinBrat

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. 🙃


eatmorbacon

Heheh. That's a pretty poor teacher. They forgot about several other species that use tools.


DublinBrat

I was joking about the fact that we know that now, but when I was a kid, that’s what they taught.


eatmorbacon

I know ;) same here


thy_thyck_dyck

Corvid-19


dauntless256

Crows are fucking terrifyingly intelligent.


haystackofneedles

Crows are incredibly smart


S3simulation

It’s all the Crowtein


A24U2020

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.


No_Construction_7518

Corvids are awesome.


ShadowCaster0476

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.


[deleted]

Clever girl.


peaceville

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.


Jahangir_Koondhar

Smart bird 🐦


Relative-Sail-2494

Wow


Cimejies

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.


HansenIntercept

Turns out if we die, this’ll be a magpie planet


AmBull1216

Not a magpie.


Supaguccimayne

Idk why he’s downvoted because it’s not a magpie it’s a pied crow


bananaswillriseagain

That be a magpie


Supaguccimayne

Pied crow


Summ_muss

Isn’t that a magpie?


Supaguccimayne

Pied crow


claytonbridges

All crows are very smart. Oddly enough oral sex and masturbation seem to follow intelligence in animals


Hesparian

Not a crow a magpie


Supaguccimayne

Pied crow


Supaguccimayne

So many idiots saying it’s a magpie when it’s a pied crow and looks nothing like a magpie


Music-the-Gathering

Guys come on, this is a magpie


Supaguccimayne

Pied crow


Soup-n-Frog

pretty sure that's a magpie looks like one I could be wrong tho


Supaguccimayne

Pied crow


flyernation979

Just tilt the glass you stupid idiot


Willing-Low-725

If they had hands wand thumbs we'd all be dead


OraDr8

If they ever make a pact with the octopuses, we're all doomed.


semiconodon

Have it fashion its own tool and you could call it a human


eatmorbacon

They've done that too. Straightened and shaped wire to desired length and angle etc. Pretty cool.


papparmane

So true. One of my coworkers would not think of doing that.


TrivialFacts

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.


peDro_with_a_big_D

Meanwhile pigeons can't even build a simple fricking nest.


TheMartini66

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.


Affectionate_Elk101

wHy dOeS iT lOoK lIkE iTs wEaRiNg a mAiD dReSs


DaBoob13

That bird’s gonna be Raven to his friends how he got that nut


mysticcannabinoid

You know nothing crow snow


H3r0d0tu5

I think you mean chicken.


Bearaucracy

crazy a brain the size of a walnut is so good at problem solving


imHere4kpop

So government drones are using tools now... r/birdsarentreal


heartofom

The German Shepard’s of birds with the smarts. If it was only about smarts and we left sticks out of it.


Blatherskitte

Hey guys, everyone promise to not give them thumbs ok. For team human.


Emergent-Sea

Smart magpie!


Healthy-Republic3032

It's a Pied Crow, but yeah.


pizzaisgurd

What i thought the cup was upside down


hunman2019

Kelly putting that stick to good use


jaisonfff

Is n't it a trained crow? Then it is wonderful.


PacificoTheComedian

this is why i love corvids.


pinkbats

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gobiggerred

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?


ForestGoblinForYou

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


TheodoreNailer

Fucker's nest probably has rooms and a garage.


GANGSTApee_

Wow what a smartie!


duke_awapuhi

That’s a magpie


kittenpettingfool

They're so fucking smart. Proud of my fellow birb Earth dwellers.


Slammogram

Corvids are super smart.


Fisher168_

That’s a magpie


Paragammon264

That is a Magpie


WastimgMyTime

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.


MadWorld1705

Clever his/her/their/thar/hor/thur


igottapoopbad

That's not a crow ya doofus


tab_s

it isn't actually a magpie, its a pied crow. fun fact- a lot of magpies are corvids


igottapoopbad

Well i think all magpies are corvids? Also pied crow =/= crow 👀


nickle_smart_boy

Sheeeeeeeesh


Bakemeacroissant

That's a Magpie


DodrioFan480

>crow that’s a magpie


Emotional-Gas6048

That’s a magpie


Striking_Platform460

I’m sure they are but that’s a magpie.