Corvidae: Facts and Photography
Author Message
Treffie
Offline
Member



Cymru

Posts: 447
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 122
Post: #41
RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
(2014 Feb 11 20:51)Eldritch Wrote:  Seriously, this crow is smarter than most people.





thumbs up

Haha - I was just about to post this Big Grin

Don't know if this skill is specific to the New Caledonian crows or to crows in general. I was left open-mouthed when I saw this.
2014 Feb 12 00:51
Like PostLIKE REPLY
The following 2 users Like Treffie's post:
Eldritch (12-02-2014), Violet (12-02-2014)
Eldritch
Offline
Your friends like this.



Suomi

Posts: 1.878
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 544
Post: #42
RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
(2014 Feb 12 00:51)Treffie Wrote:  Don't know if this skill is specific to the New Caledonian crows or to crows in general. I was left open-mouthed when I saw this.

As far as I know, New Caledonian crows are exceptionally clever in problem solving and tool use among crows, but certainly not unique. ;)

I like to look at the human self-model as a neurocomputational weapon, a certain data structure that the brain can activate from time to time.

Thomas Metzinger
2014 Feb 17 22:53
Like PostLIKE REPLY
The following 2 users Like Eldritch's post:
Treffie (17-02-2014), Violet (18-02-2014)
Eldritch
Offline
Your friends like this.



Suomi

Posts: 1.878
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 544
Post: #43
RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
[Image: LfmFGFZ.jpg]

[Image: 92qcAkj.jpg]

[Image: pChompE.jpg]

I like to look at the human self-model as a neurocomputational weapon, a certain data structure that the brain can activate from time to time.

Thomas Metzinger
2014 Mar 09 10:15
Like PostLIKE REPLY
The following 4 users Like Eldritch's post:
Kat (09-03-2014), Susi (04-04-2014), Violet (09-03-2014), W. R. (09-03-2014)
Mustapaita
Offline
Tulkoon sota ja veriset vaatteet



Suomi

Posts: 3.942
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 813
Post: #44
RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
In the summer of 1943 Finnish researcher and collector of folklore Helmi Helminen interviewed an old Karelian man, Juho Nikivoroff of Mägrätjärvi. Old man Nikivoroff knew, among other things, how to learn the language of the raven:

"When you find a raven's nest and take an egg and drink it you will understand the language of the raven after three days. And the raven knows all things. For three days the bird will scare you in more ways than one and it may cause you to lose your mind."

So tread with care. ;)

"Devil, I am devil." ― Pekka Siitoin
2014 Apr 03 13:08
Like PostLIKE REPLY
The following 5 users Like Mustapaita's post:
Eldritch (08-04-2014), Kat (05-04-2014), Susi (04-04-2014), Violet (03-04-2014), W. R. (04-04-2014)
Eldritch
Offline
Your friends like this.



Suomi

Posts: 1.878
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 544
Post: #45
RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography



I like to look at the human self-model as a neurocomputational weapon, a certain data structure that the brain can activate from time to time.

Thomas Metzinger
2014 Jun 20 23:56
Like PostLIKE REPLY
The following 2 users Like Eldritch's post:
Kat (22-06-2014), Violet (21-06-2014)
Violet
Offline
Grand Member



England

Posts: 1.343
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 517
Post: #46
RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
Quote:Crows defeat 5-year-olds in test of wits

Just like in Aesop’s fable, the highly cunning New Caledonian crow has enough reasoning ability to drop rocks into tubes of water and raise the level of a floating snack. New research found that the species is also capable of solving the more complex “U-tube” task: plopping rocks into one container to raise the water level in another, National Geographic reports. In a paper published this week in PLOS ONE, the research team notes that the same task eludes most 4- and 5-year-olds.

Source: National Geographic

Send me the pillow... The one that you dream on.
2014 Jul 28 04:56
Like PostLIKE REPLY
The following 1 user Likes Violet's post:
Eldritch (28-07-2014)
Eldritch
Offline
Your friends like this.



Suomi

Posts: 1.878
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 544
Post: #47
RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
[Image: New-Caledonian-crow-second-grade-01.jpg]

thumbs up

I like to look at the human self-model as a neurocomputational weapon, a certain data structure that the brain can activate from time to time.

Thomas Metzinger
2014 Jul 28 11:23
Like PostLIKE REPLY
The following 1 user Likes Eldritch's post:
Violet (28-07-2014)
Dussander
Offline
Member



Hrvatska

Posts: 1.801
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 612
Post: #48
RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography
[Image: KlDDjhf.gif]

We must dissent.

[Image: 10494820_10152495444871387_2677074454375​72888_n.jpg]
2014 Jul 28 21:44
Like PostLIKE REPLY
The following 1 user Likes Dussander's post:
Eldritch (28-07-2014)
Phlegethon
Offline
Factionist of the forlorn



Deutschland

Posts: 5.282
Joined: Jun 2012
Reputation: 641
Post: #49
RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography









Not in haunts of marble chill,
Temples drear where ancients trod,—
Nay, in oaks on woody hill
Lives and moves the German God.

2014 Jul 28 21:58
Like PostLIKE REPLY
Phlegethon
Offline
Factionist of the forlorn



Deutschland

Posts: 5.282
Joined: Jun 2012
Reputation: 641
Post: #50
RE: Corvidae: Facts and Photography








Not in haunts of marble chill,
Temples drear where ancients trod,—
Nay, in oaks on woody hill
Lives and moves the German God.

2014 Jul 28 22:07
Like PostLIKE REPLY
The following 1 user Likes Phlegethon's post:
Eldritch (16-08-2014)


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)