The humble black crow, maligned and misunderstood for centuries, is truly a fascinating creature. Crows are often misjudged but are far more intelligent than we could ever imagine. Our latest info graphic offers an in depth look at these amazing creatures so that we can understand these brilliant birds better.
First appearing some 17 million years ago, crows are now one of the most common bird species on every continent except Antarctica with thriving populations. Commonly stereotyped as a bird-brained nuisance, crows also help avoid crop damage by consuming pests with recent studies showing that rooks eat 60 to 90 percent of insect pests.
Crows, too, are among the natural world's smartest creatures. They have the highest brain to body ratio of all species of birds and their intellect is believed to be equal to that of dolphins and apes. There have been many surprising behaviors revealed by scientific studies among crows. For example, they have the ability to remember faces, they can conspire with each other, they are expert in problem-solving and they have very powerful memories.
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