Magpies: Four for sorrow: Magpies are said to hold funerals for fallen friends and even bring wreaths. Dr. Marc Bekoff claims the rituals - which involve birds laying 'wreaths' of grass alongside roadside corpses - are proof animals feel complex emotions. 'It's bad biology to argue against the existence of animal emotions,' he said. *Note: People have witnessed the same behavioral rituals in ravens and crows also.
Magpies grieve for their dead (and even turn up for funerals)