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Common Bird Might Be 'Mind Reader,' Researchers Say

| Posted 01.11.2013 | Science

By Michael Balter Are crows mind readers? Recent studies have suggested that the birds hide food because they think others will steal it -- a comple...

Cara Santa Maria

They're Watching You | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

You may have heard that an elephant never forgets, but did you know that adage may be more descriptive of crows? As dark as they may seem (they do flo...

Corvids Are Oddly Intelligent

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Anyone who's ever watched crows or jays in their backyard has undoubtedly seen evidence of these birds' intelligence, whether stashing food for a later date or teaming up to mob and drive away hawks.

Clever Ravens -- Winged Masters of Deception

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In many ways, Ravens have similar cognitive capacities to some primates. For instance, Ravens invent tools to achieve specific tasks, such as using sticks to scoop out ants from nests within trees.