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Wildlife Specialist's Informative Thread Explains Why Some Crows Kill Each Other

Dr. Kaeli Swift broke down the reasons why crows sometimes kill each other, and how those actions aren't isolated to their own species. Moral of the story is that crows are some real tough mofo's, and we should be wary of them all. 

If you're looking for more fun knowledge about birds, we recommend checking out this fascinating Twitter thread on what makes ravens so cool.

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Scientists have long suspected that corvids -- the family of birds including ravens, crows and magpies -- are highly intelligent. Now, Tübingen neurobiologists Lena Veit und Professor Andreas Nieder have demonstrated how the brains of crows produce intelligent behavior when the birds have to make strategic decisions.

Their results are published in the latest edition of Nature Communications. Crows are no bird-brains. Behavioral biologists have even called them "feathered primates" because the birds make and use tools, are able to remember large numbers of feeding sites, and plan their social behavior according to what other members of their group do.