15 Silliest Crow, Magpie, & Jackdaw Photos

Throughout history, literature, and art, there is a frequent romanticism of Crows and Ravens that leaves little room for humor. There is certainly nothing funny about Rooks (just look at that mug!) and Ravens prefer to heckle than be heckled, but that doesn’t count out the Corvid Clowns – Crows and Jackdaws, from providing us with several silly moments:

A raven gives a hawk a hard time…

Meanwhile, a crow gives  model Petra Nemcova a hard time…

This crow shows off his looted peanut…

…then makes a run for it.

Another shot of the Japanese Soccer team…

Why did crowzilla cross the road?

What do you think happened next?

One of my personal favorites…

One of the post circulated bird memes…it sure sucks to be the youngest!

And finally…while Corvids and their black-feathered cousins have given us plenty of laughs, what would a funny bird incident post be without a classic shot of a pigeon doing what they do best?

What  funny corvid pics have you come across?

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John Marzluff: Crows & Ravens Lecture Series

John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington, began his career researching the social behavior and ecology of jays and ravens. He currently brings this behavioral approach to conservation issues as the leader of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Recovery Team for the critically endangered Mariana Crow, as a Fellow of the American Ornithologist’s Union and as a member of the Washington Biodiversity Council. The author of more than 100 scientific papers, his recent book with Tony Angell, In the Company of Crows and Ravens, blends biology, conservation, and anthropology to suggest that human and crow cultures have co-evolved.

Crows and ravens are some of our most common, but least understood birds. Below we present a series of lectures lead by John Marzluff to learn about crow ecology, natural history, and behavior. Hear amazing examples of tool use by crows, complex communication among ravens, and the conservation needs of the endangered crows of Hawaii and the Mariana Islands.



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