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. (See link.)

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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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.

Differences between crows and ravens

Crow is catching a ride on the back of a Vulture in Spain. Here's the scoop: "The crows are certainly intelligent. This year, one of the most peculiar photographies of the nature is the sequence taken by the photographer Jose Luis Garci'a Larred in Soria, Spain. In it a crow is seen resting on backs of a leonado vulture. According to what I read in the news commentaries, the photographer could observe how the crow traveled about two hundred meters on the vulture."

Smarter than most people...

Raven

crows - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy

love this pic (but links to great photos with and without animals)

Rare White Raven

Crows

Raven 1 (by the_third_crow) good detail of wings folded and tail feathers

Sneaky crows like to pull the tails of other animals. More photos at the link.

crows

Amazing! Really stunning video. Made me think of the fictional Mocking Jay.

What Does It Mean When You See a Raven or Crow? Symbolism, Differences - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy

Baby crows

Living rock. It's completely immobile — it eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms — and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare mineral called vanadium.