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Meg Smith
117. by Meg Smith on June 28, 2012 at 06:27 pm

I regularly feed the crows and each one has a preference as to what food they choose to eat and how they choose to eat it. It is fascinating to watch them. One crow found a bag of McDonald's on the ground. He rummaged through it to open it. Then, he took out a french fry in his beak and started to dip it into sweet and sour sauce. Then he ate it. He did this over and over and over.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this regularly, highly confident.

Dave Irons
reply by Dave Irons on June 28, 2012 at 09:51 pm

I can't remember the woman's name, but she lived in Seattle and wrote a book about all the research she did on crow behavior and vocalizations. She identified something like 200 different crow vocalizations and identified the significance of many of them. Corvids are incredibly intelligent birds that form very complex social relationships.

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