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Called “feathered apes” for their simianlike smarts, crows use tools, understand physics, and recognize themselves and humans. But new research suggests that the brainy birds may be even smarter than was previously thought. Given a complex problem and an assortment of tools, New Caledonian crows came up with a creative solution that hints at higher-order thinking.

Pet crows give their owners names. This is identified by a unique sound they make around specific people that they would not otherwise make.

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19 Reasons Why The Crow Should Be Your New Favorite Animal

I didn't realize some of these facts about crows, especially that the babies are so incredibly cute and fluffy | 19 Reasons Why The Crow Should Be Your New Favorite Animal

Intelligent animals both, crows and wolves have been known to play together in the wild and it has been observed that crows will sometimes alert wolves to potential prey in order that they might share in the food it would provide.

Fortifying the Nest ~ Igor Shpilenok ~ This is the stork's nest just outside Igor Shpilenok's house in a remote village Chuhrai in Bryansk province of Russia.

One of the largest and most striking birds in the world--the Cassowary (Indo-Pacifc). This remarkable species can grow to 6 feet, weigh 120 lbs., and can easily kill a human. (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

Beautiful violet-green swallow. What place is better than nature to find the most beautiful colors?