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June 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM

3 bird videos to crow about

This morning in a news meeting here at The Seattle Times, I mentioned a story that book editor Mary Ann Gwinn is writing about “Gifts of the Crow” — a new book by UW wildlife biologist John Marzluff and Seattle artist Tony Angell.

Everyone in the meeting had a funny or interesting story about crows. So we decided to share some videos with you that show what amazing creatures these birds are.

This video of a crow “snowboarding” (crowboarding?) down a Russian roof on a plastic cap went viral:

In this one, a crow uses three tools in the correct sequence to retrieve food:

A raven figures out how to separate a bald eagle from its meal in this PBS video:

Look for Gwinn’s story Monday in The Seattle Times.

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