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Crows understand water displacement
2014-03-27 11:06:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a well-known Aesop’s fable, a crow comes across a pitcher with a small, out-of-reach amount of water in the bottom. To get a drink, the crow drops stones in the pitcher until the water level rises enough for the bird to reach it with its beak. While the point to the fable may be to teach the virtue of ingenuity, a team of scientists from New Zealand and the United Kingdom wanted to see if New Caledonian crows understood the idea...

Do Birds Communicate With Their Eyes?
2014-02-05 12:41:12

University of Cambridge Researchers in Cambridge and Exeter have discovered that jackdaws use their eyes to communicate with each other – the first time this has been shown in non-primates. While what humans do with their eyes has been well studied, we know almost nothing about whether birds communicate with members of the same species with their eyes. The new study, published today in Biology Letters, shows that jackdaw eyes are used as a warning signal to successfully deter...

2013-07-17 23:03:54

Most of Human History Happened Before the Written Word; Help Us Uncover This Past! Cortez, CO (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's new print PSA, “98% of History is Unwritten,” is now available to members of the media. With its new “98%” campaign, Crow Canyon looks to bring attention to our shared human history, most of which took place before written words were available to describe it—and to inspire the public to take a hands-on role in...

2013-04-23 12:28:39

BINGHAMTON, N.Y., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's hard not to catch sight of at least one black crow in the pursuit of our daily lives. For most of us, however, that is where the interaction ends. For Binghamton University Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Anne Clark, that single sighting is the open door to hours of observation. Yes, Clark is a bird watcher but her interest in watching crows is much more than just a way to pass time. It is an important research tool...

Roosters Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Because Of Genes Not Light
2013-03-18 16:01:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some of the finest minds in Japan have finally unlocked one of the world´s greatest mysteries. Animal physiology researchers Tsuyoshi Shimmura and Takashi Yoshimura of Nagoya University in Japan have said they now understand what stirs a rooster to crow in the morning, and it´s not the sun. Farmers have relied on roosters as mother nature´s alarm clock for centuries, but it was never fully understood if these...

2013-02-20 08:23:41

Corvus to Receive $6M Cash and 750,000 WestMountain Shares TSX: KOR  OTCQX: CORVF VANCOUVER, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces that its Alaskan subsidiary, Raven Gold Alaska Inc. ("Raven"), has signed a non-binding Letter Of Intent ("LOI") to sell all of its joint venture participating interest in the Terra Project in Alaska to its current joint venture partner, Terra Gold Corp. ("Terra Gold") (a...

2012-11-07 12:21:53

Anti-Roosting Measures Reduce Hazards to Pedestrians HARRISBURG. Pa., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help ensure the safety of pedestrians on the grounds of the Capitol Complex, the Department of General Services will begin its 15(th) annual crow dispersal program on Thursday, Nov. 8. DGS consulted with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop the anti-roosting measure where Capitol Police discharge caps /blanks and whistling devices to deter crows from roosting. The...

Cockatoo Makes Its Own Tools
2012-11-06 07:18:51

[ Watch the Video: Cockatoo Making And Using Own Tools ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Goffin's cockatoo, a species not known for tool use in the wild, has been observed spontaneously making and using tools for reaching food and other objects. The cockatoo named Figaro was raised in captivity and currently lives near Vienna. A new study, published in Current Biology, shows Figaro using his powerful beak to cut long splinters out of wooden beams and...

2012-11-02 07:24:28

TSX: KOR  OTCQX: CORVF VANCOUVER, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR) (OTCQX: CORVF) is pleased to announce the closing of its non-brokered private placement (the "Offering") announced on October 16, 2012. The Company sold 3,250,000 common shares at a price of $1.07 for total proceeds of $3,477,500.  The majority of the financing was taken by large existing shareholders such as Haywood Securities Inc. Chairman John...

Social Networking In The Animal Kingdom
2012-09-21 06:03:17

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It seems each day our world is introduced to a new piece of technology that makes our day-to-day lives just that much easier. So, it should only make sense that we would see advancements even for the seemingly most mundane of research methods. “This is a new type of animal-tracking technology,” said Brian Otis, a University of Washington associate professor of electrical engineering whose lab developed the tags....


Latest Crow Reference Libraries

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2006-02-24 16:52:25

The New Caledonian Crow (Corvus moneduloides) is a moderately sized crow (40 cm in length) similar in size to the House Crow but less slender. Its plumage is all black with a rich gloss of purple, dark blue and some green in good light. The bill, feet and legs are also all black. The bill is of moderate size but is unusual in that the tip of the lower is angled up making it somewhat chisel-like in profile. This bird is endemic to the island of New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands in the...

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2006-02-24 16:40:18

The Hawaiian Crow (Corvus hawaiiensis) is an interesting species about the size (48-50 cm in length) of the Carrion Crow but with more rounded wings and a much thicker bill. The plumage is soft and lax in texture and it has long, bristly throat feathers. The overall color is a brownish-black becoming browner in more worn plumage. The feet, legs and bill are black. This species is only found only on the island of Hawaii in secluded valleys and ravines of open park-like mountainous forests....

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2006-02-24 16:34:27

The Jungle Crow is highly inconsistent in both its overall size (46-59 cm in length) and body proportions across the large geographical region that it covers. In the far northeast in Japan, the Kuriles and the Sakhalin peninsula, it is somewhat larger than the Carrion Crow, while the form from India in the southwest of its range is significantly smaller. All forms have a relatively long bill with the upper one quite thick and arched, making it look heavy and almost Raven-like. As a general...

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2006-02-24 16:18:05

The House Crow (Corvus splendens) is a common Asian bird which is native to India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Maldives and Laccadive Islands, South West Thailand as well as coastal southern Iran. It has been introduced to East Africa around Zanzibar and Port Sudan, and arrived in Australia via ship but has up to now been exterminated. It is associated with human settlements in all of its range, from small villages to large cities. In size it is between the Jackdaw and the Carrion Crow being on...

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2006-02-24 16:03:57

The Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) is one of the smallest species in the genus of crows and ravens. They measure 34-39 cm in length and most of the plumage is black or greyish black except for the cheeks, nape and neck which are light grey to greyish silver. The iris is greyish white or silvery white, the only member of the genus outside of the Australasian region to have this feature. This bird is sociable and moves around in pairs (male and female) or sometimes in larger groups, though the pairs...

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