Called “feathered apes” for their simian like 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… Feathers Ape, Tools, Understands Physics, Caledonian Crows, Creative Solutions, Black Birds, Call Feathers, Animal, Complex Problems
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Tooling around. The New Caledonian crow—shown here with a tool it crafted—is capable of high-level cognition, researchers report.Credit: Behavioral Ecology Research Group, Oxford
Dan's Native American Totem- The Raven ♥ Sep 22 - Oct 22 Birth Moon: Ducks Fly Animal Totem: Raven Mineral Totem: Jasper (Bloodstone) Plant Totem: Mullein Directional Totem: Grizzly Bear Elemental Clan Totem: Butterfly Affinity Color: Brown Personality Traits: tolerant, talkative, pleasant, idealistic, diplomatic, cheerful, fun, artistic, tidy, efficient, easy-going, tactful ♥
If you have a crow as a totem, you need to be willing to walk your talk and speak your truth. You must put aside your fear of being a voice in the wilderness and "caw" the shots as you see them. Crow is an omen of change. If he keeps appearing to you he may be telling you that you have a powerful voice when addressing issues that you do not quite understand or feel that they are out of balance.