Crow will be hunters, if you love them !!
By - ReflectiveLion
❤️ crows are awesome! 😎🤙 I used to feed a couple of crows at work,, one day I found a bone on my chair outside where I feed them and have my breaks,, I like to think that maybe one of the crows left it for me as a gift 🤣
They probably did. My crows are always bringing me shit.
Corvids make the best friends. So smart and some of them are really goofy.
how dont they scape in open air?. Are the rised inside the house?, so many questions. They are awesome, 100% agreement
Oh I just made friends with the local ones. It’s been about a year with this group. Once you find a food they really like, they become homies for life=)
Unshelled peanuts. I wish I owned a crow so bad.
From what I understand, you don’t really own a crow, they just choose to hang out with you because you’re cool. Which is even better.
I wish- my mom has had a disabled one for like 13 years
How did you become disabled
By a crowbar.
Damn settle down Jason Todd
Hunt down the freeman: crow edition
Broken wing never repaired correctly
People could learn a thing or two about human relationships from relationships with free birds
Holds up Lynyrd Skynyrd lighter.
_Crow promptly steals it._
Crow gives lighter to someone it likes more.
Well, you don’t really own them, since they are living on their own. They are your friends and you don’t “own” them- they just like to hang out with you.
And bring you gifts, and god help anyone they catch fucking with you
i ordered 25 kg a week ago ;)
55 lbs is a lot of damn peanuts!
about 2€/kg - lasts ages (Its a bird seed shop and my wife ordered birdfeed with bugs in it from there before)
That a lot of crows!
Homies for life for sure! I love crows.
There's a huge flock of crows in Portland, like 20k or so, and a few dozen of them like to hang out over by a local chicken place and beg for scraps from people. They're hilarious and will follow you for miles if you give them food. Now even when im just walking up the block past the place the crows that recognize me will follow me and drop things in front of me trying to get my attention. I've been going there for 10 years or so now, so I've seen entire little crow families come and go from that spot, it's so awesome lol.
Crows are as smart as 7 year old children so they’ll remember that you’ve fed them and be open to some form of communication with you.
And they'll tell every crow they meet and all their children about you
They have an amazing capacity for communicating how to recognize specific friends and foes. It's crazy.
They are extremely faithful and form lifelong attachments.
Smart indeed 😎 apparently they can remember peoples faces,, especially if the person was nasty to them 🤣
… and I have heard they tell the rest of the crows about it, if someone was mean. Then none of them like the mean person.
[Never cross a crow.](https://theconversation.com/never-cross-a-crow-it-will-remember-your-face-2121)
Damn. I befriended mine 2 years ago and he hasn't brought me anything yet :(
It might not know you like stuff. Try showing it by picking shiny things up out of the grass when it’s around, or put something near it and try to get it to bring it over for a treat. They learn pretty quick. Also I find ones that live near the woods aren’t as big on bringing stuff. They mostly just hang out. I think they do it competitively too, so if there’s just one of them it might be less inclined=)
Some crows are just bad at giving gifts
Suddenly I just realized that the guy who did the voice of Crow in MST3K has a name (Corbett) that sounds a lot like the scientific name for the crow family.
Now I want a pet raven named Bill Corvid.
I worked on a public transportation terminal, and I would empty the garbages around the terminal and the ones near the food vendors were always torn open and garbage everywhere from the crows. I started bringing cat treats and leaving them out in the morning and let the crows see me when I was there. I would then leave some at lunch. At first if they got into the garbages I wouldn't leave the treats, within 2 weeks the crows completely stopped getting into the garbages and would actually recognize me when I came into work and would fly and chill near me when I was on break, they didn't even expect the treats they knew I would give it to them at lunch anyway they just hung out. Very cool birds
They like cat treats? What kind?
I just had the whiskas cat food
In my experience crows just love cat food in general.
Tabby, usually. Maybe tortie
Pavlov had dogs, wzrd23 had crows.
Crows *are* awesome.
Too bad this is a raven, because ravens are ***hella*** awesome.
I was also pretty certain this is a raven, and was scrolling to find someone who concurred before I made an ass of myself. 👊🏼
Oh thank God. I thought so too. I’m no ornithologist so I wasn’t completely positive but I was starting to think if I’m wrong now maybe I’ll never be able to tell them apart.
I'm no opthamologist either, but the size, beak size neck ruff, and wedge-shaped tail are all diagnostic.
Well I’m no oreganologist but I think you’re a smart couple of lads.
Heres the thing
Unidan... Is that you?
Not this again
This is actually a jackdaw
I think crows are smaller. I think its a raven too.
Yes, ravens are fucking massive.
You can tell by the frilly neck feathers
We don’t go… to ravenholm…
There all kinds of crazy stories of crows tracking people down even after they moved. I believe it. Birds are living in a different world than you and I. They function on a level I don’t thing we will ever fully understand.
That's because r/birdsarentreal
Lmao. I love the internet sometimes
Yeah that’s wild like they must know a lot more about us than we realize. They spend their workweek sitting up in trees people watching like no doubt they understand us on another level
Ha ha ha. I also believe there’s a reason they are important in native cultures as well. They probably displayed above average intelligence way back in the day and probably left quite an impression on people
Yes crows are the best. I had a bird feeder up north of Montreal, where I was putting out pounds of feed per day. Got hundreds of birds feeding, mostly Gros Beak Finches. But the bird feeder turned into a hawk feeder, hawks eating the birds. Then this gang of crows showed up, and they do not eat the seed food, but harassed and chased off the hawks, out of good will I guess.
edit: This was St anne de Lac, and there was a lake of course. The crows would post around the far sides of the lake, and give one call, that the finches apparently understood, "Hawk coming!", and the finches would all hide, then a different call "Hawk gone!", and the finches come out of hiding.
They also did attack the hawks, who are stronger, by coming as a group with attack and retreat tactics, the fact they are shiny black really made it look like a gang in black leather jackets.
Hawks gotta eat but one does feel bad when one is responsible for bringing the food to the banquet.
I want that pixar movie.
I removed my bird feeder for two reasons. 1. bird shit everywhere... and 2. watched a hawk dust a few songbirds... and little birdy disappeared.
Alternatively: “The food better keep coming or else”.
Quoth the raven,"Nevermore."
Isn't that a raven?
Here's the thing ...
It's a chicken, actually
He does bock. Can confirm.
Look at all those chickens
A duck, actually
Its a pterodactyl
(Credits to autocorrect)
A witch! A witch!
I understand this reference.
It's name is NUGGETS!
You said a "jackdaw is a crow."
Is it in the same family? Yes. No one's arguing that.
As someone who is a scientist who studies crows, I am telling you, specifically, in science, no one calls jackdaws crows. If you want to be "specific" like you said, then you shouldn't either. They're not the same thing.
If you're saying "crow family" you're referring to the taxonomic grouping of Corvidae, which includes things from nutcrackers to blue jays to ravens.
So your reasoning for calling a jackdaw a crow is because random people "call the black ones crows?" Let's get grackles and blackbirds in there, then, too.
Also, calling someone a human or an ape? It's not one or the other, that's not how taxonomy works. They're both. A jackdaw is a jackdaw and a member of the crow family. But that's not what you said. You said a jackdaw is a crow, which is not true unless you're okay with calling all members of the crow family crows, which means you'd call blue jays, ravens, and other birds crows, too. Which you said you don't.
It's okay to just admit you're wrong, you know?
Holy shit I actually forgot about Unidan for a minute. Guess it's been a while since all that, huh?
Or about [3821760 minutes.. ](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unidan) Crazy that was over 7 years ago
>Ben Eisenkop, better known by his Reddit pseudonym Unidan, is an American ecologist. He became popular on the social media website Reddit as the "excited biologist" who answered questions and explained concepts related to biology and ecology before being banned. He was banned from the website for vote fraud – using multiple secret accounts to increase the popularity of his own posts and decrease the popularity of competitors' posts.
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Considering the amount of ridiculous shit that reddit has gone through in the last few years, especially with such polarizing drama across all spectrums, I look back fondly of the days when the most egregious thing to happen on reddit involved a biologist called Unidan and online vote manipulation over, of all things, birds.
he was pretty nice, and if I'm not mistaken, replied to one of my comments helpfully.
Same! He was and probably still is my favourite Reddit personality. Always so helpful!
Holy shit I was thinking 3-4y ago, my god how time has flown by
Think of it as 3-4 years as the crow flies...
What the fuck did you just fucking call a crow, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Corvidae Academy, and I’ve been involved in numerous research trips on crows, and I have counted over 300 birds on them. I am trained in avian warfare and I’m the top biologist in all of reddit. You are nothing to me but just another redditor. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this website, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with calling a jackdaw a crow on the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of crows across the USA and your profile is being traced right now so you better prepare for the downvotes, maggot. The brigade that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your karma. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can downvote you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my 5 alternate accounts. Not only am I extensively trained in biology, but I have access to the entire gold reserves of reddit and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the internet, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo. Prepare for the murder that's about to come your way.
I don’t think anyone….you know what, good to know anyway.
This is a copypasta from some old school Reddit drama, look up unidan lol
That was what...6-7 yrs ago?
It’s a jackdaw
Look at this grampa over here...
so many people don't remember the old Reddit lore
The narwhal bacons at midnight.
Some things are better left in the deeps.
Do not cite the deep magic to me witch
I once heard if you are asking "Is that a Crow or a Raven?" its a Crow if your asking "What the fuck is that?!?" its a Raven
how big is that fucking crow!?!?
is also usually followed up with no dude thats a Cobra Chicken
As big as adult raven!
Easier way to remember. Raven - big word, big bird. Crow - small word small bird
I learned ‘A crow is a black bird with a big beak. A raven is a big beak with a black bird.’ https://www.audubon.org/news/how-tell-raven-crow
Lol I still can't tell
Ha- right? It makes more sense if you see one of each, especially when the raven is typically ‘shaggy’ around the beak.
It's definitely not a Jackdaw.
is this a running joke on Reddit? I feel like i've had to say "all Ravens are crows, but not all crows are ravens" so many times that i feel like im the one being trolled now.
It’s part of Reddit lore. There was a very popular user called Unidan who got permabanned over an argument over Crow classification. He was being kind of a patronising dick about it, and vote manipulating through alt accounts. It evolved into a meme of crow/Raven pedantic classification.
Banned for vote manipulation, not over his argument, though he was definitely a total dick about it.
That's because you're wrong. Ravens and crow are both corvids, and are part of the same family but are different species.
This is literally the Unidan argument lol. In some places like the UK "crow" is synonymous with corvid. It's a term that should be avoided in international company, but ok if you're in the UK.
I thought they were 2 different species. So I googled it and saw this "At first glance, ravens and crows look very similar and are often mistaken for each other. Though closely related, both belonging in the genus Corvus, they are in fact two different species of bird."
What am I missing?
"Ask a Naturalist: What is the difference between a raven and a crow?" https://www.sacnaturecenter.net/visit-us/nature-blog/news.html?NewsID=70958#:~:text=At%20first%20glance%2C%20ravens%20and,two%20different%20species%20of%20bird.
Crows are very good at disguising themselves.
definitely. beak is a dead giveaway. crow beaks are shorter and don't dip down at the end.
It's a dinosaur
What is it about humans that allows us to tame animals like this? It just seems like the ability to take a completely wild animal and change it's behavior for us while we pet it and feed it.
If its not a case of rearing a newborn, it's usually a case of positive reinforcement through food. Not all animals can be tamed, some require force which is obviously horrible, but as a species we've been around a long time and probably studied animals just as long.
There are two levels of connection between humans and animals - habituation and imprinting. Imprinting occurs when the animal believes you are of the same species, which this raven obviously does. That typically only happens when they are reared by the human. Habituation is the process of training them to be tolerant of your presence and perform some tricks and behaviors using the positive reinforcement you mention. This raven is making mating displays to his owner, and so I assume it's imprinted.
So the raven is constantly being led on?
In my experience with owning birds: yes
That's what I love about these raven chicks, man. I get older, they stay the same species.
That's so Raven.
I would really, really like to imagine that's the case.
Cheers for the more scientific explanation! Is the little tail wag he's doing the mating display you speak of?
possibly, from my basic understanding from lurking on /r/PartyParrot I think you're not supposed to give them body scritches (which he seems to be doing during the tail wagging) as it apparently can make birds horny (head scritches are fine).
So this bird is horny for this dude
Lol the deeper I go in this thread..
TIL I have a lot in common with birds
Thank you Dr. I. Joke2921
I think the other thing is that we crave connection. It doesn’t matter whether it’s another human or whether it’s a Corvid. We crave some kind of attention and I think that’s why we train animals like this — it’s positively reinforcing (via snacks) the animal to positively reinforce (through action) what we want to feel.
corvids tick most of the sentient boxes, and can be trained better than dogs.
Its not really domestication in this sense though, its communication.
corvids are really smart creatures like top 5 in the grand scheme of life on earth
> corvids tick most of the sentient boxes
*Sapient*. All animals are sentient.
This bird was raised from hatching. It has a leg band. They are solid bands that are put on their feet when they are young. When they are full grown the only way to get them off is to cut them off. They are used as proof that they were hand raised from hatching. It’s impossible to put bands on an adult bird. They do this a lot with big parrots because it’s illegal to capture them in the wild, and sell them as pets.
Why do you say it's impossible to put one on an adult bird?
My uncle raises macaws. The bands they use are not “C” shaped. They are a solid ring. They use those as proof that they were raised in captivity and not wild caught. The bands are plenty big around the leg but are far too small to go over the foot. To put them on the must be put on when they are an adolescent, and then their foot grows to a size where it cannot be removed.
Oh okay, now I get it. I figured it was just a little snap on band and couldn't figure out why that was impossible with an adult bird. But if it's a solid ring it's slips over the foot it all makes sense.
*Me want raven now*
He wanted raven :)
I love how that sub is higher than the regular teen titans sub
he's not wrong that sub is like 99% raven
That was not what i meant but I’ll take it!
Raven lives for 70 years and jealous you to other people and animals. It should eat proper diet. It's big and strong, don't anger it.
Crow: friendly to other people and animals. You can feed it with junk. Junk is actually a proper diet. Lives for 15 years. It's sad but atleast crow wouldn't need to cry about you. The only downside is it can run away to live with wild crows
I would definitely prefer crow. It's basically bird cat
My buddy lived in a complex and the crows would hang out in tree outside his window. They were loud and he got annoyed and sprayed them with a hose. For the next few days, just his car in a full lot was covered in bird shit every morning.
NEVER fuck with crows. They remember faces, and will tell their children who did them wrong so they will seek vengeance upon those evil doers for generations.
I feed my local crows so they instead like me and bring me crow presents. This is the way.
This is the way. Moved to a new house 8 miles from my old home where I fed crows daily for 7 years. Found me at my new house. They saved my small dog from a hawk, I will always feed them. New neighbor blows an air horn (doesn’t bother the crows and his porch is now covered in poop) and hates me for feeding them. I watched them chase an urban coyote down the street one morning, saving his outdoor cat. I will always feed them. This is the way.
This is the dream. Those crows love you, you are now a member of the crow family.
Be mean to crows, and they'll use your house as a toilet.
Crows are vengeful
Damn no way? Must’ve smelt bad.
Imprinted raven, well trained with positive reinforcement. In the US, you do need special permits to own one.
Where can I get a quoth on a raven?
I set a bracelet down next to a swimming hole one time and a crow snatched it. They have good taste!
Can confirm. mfer came out of nowhere and took my friends unopened twix-bar from the ground while he wasnt looking, i got the blame.
Rick and Morty S5E09
I was bracing myself for all the Rick and Morty comments but this was the only one.
I'm obsessed with the crows I feed, so my husband kept staring at me during that episode. IDGAF. Crows are awesome.
Crow tech slaps.
Thats a raven.
crows dont donk, and dont have hooked like that beaks, nor are they fucking huge like that raven.
maybe there was that video where he kept getting shit for feeding the crows so he started calling them ravens then more people were giving him shit so he started calling them chickens.
He can legally only have 1 as he does not want to be charged with attempted murder.
Oof. Seriously though, reading about how smart some birds are makes me wonder how much more complex dinosaurs were than they’re usually given credit for.
Yeah, Barney actually taught me all kinds of shit when i was a kid.
You. I like you.
Didn't know I wanted a crow all my life!
Spoiler alert: that's a raven.
Hate to break it to you, it’s actually a chicken.
>how tell raven crow
Reminded me of "why waste time say lot word when few word do trick"
Itachi that you ?
Great, now I want one.
Quoth the raven:
w a h
Maybe it’s not pigeons who work for the government, but actually ravens…
Yeah no kidding.
1. 'Crow' singular is grammatically incorrect.
2. It's not even a crow, it's a raven.
3. At no point is the raven hunting.
4. At no point does the video demonstrate that a raven was convinced or trained how to be a hunter by being given love.
5. Sentence ends with ' !!' which is just silly. Why the space? Why two exclamation points?
Person who wrote this title probably has velcro shoes.
How can one "adopt" one of those? I don't want to have it inside a cage or something, I just want it to visit from time to time lol
Start a relationship like you would with anything else. You have to court it, give it gifts, and maybe it’ll catch on and start following you around. Once they’re familiar with you and feel comfortable, they start gifting you in return.
The two that I've been feeding for over a year now will land very close to me, and don't run when I toss food in their direction. The rest that have started showing up for food won't come down until I've walked a safe distance away. We don't have the same bond, but they know I have food, and will let me know that they know.
That's a raven, actually.
Still a wonderful video! I've been looking into getting one lately.
I don't understand the title at all. What's it got to do with being a hunter? It's not even a crow.
Rick and 2 crows?
Wow Rick looks way better in real life
One time I witnessed a crow kill a small bird ... it chased it around a bush, both birds hopping around, I thought they were playing until the crow used it's beak to repeatedly stab the little bird before carrying him off somewhere else