from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to or resembling the Corvidae.
- n. A member of the bird family Corvidae, including crows, ravens, jays, choughs, treepies etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling the Corvidæ.
- n. A crow of the family Corvidæ.
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Despite these objections, P. humilis has remained classified as a corvid in most standard works on Corvidae (Goodwin 1986, Madge & Burn 1999) and indeed in most general works on birds.
My most recent discovery of evidence of corvid intelligence is this video of some Russian ravens who are clearly playing in the snow just for the fun of it.
There is the study that showed how a Eurasian corvid called a rook figured out that it could raise the level of water in a pitcher by adding rocks to it, just like in the ancient Aesop fable, so it could get a drink.
Sometimes a solitary corvid would cry a single rising note that hung in the air, and it sounded to me like a question thrown against the sky.
Picking nits, I know, but the car wash thief looks like a starling (not a corvid).
After a long amateur study of corvid behavior, he's come up with an elegant machine that may form a new bond between animal and human.
It bore no resemblance to any corvid that had ever lived, but somehow the lines managed to convey an expression of fierce intelligence.
It was a black feather, roughly as long as his hand, probably from a corvid, like a crow, or perhaps a raven.
Three points, all empty declarative, rising tone [you got your cheer from corvid, yeah], saying nothing except 'attack' while cutting off discussion.
“But finding that rooks can do it as well seems to suggest that it is a capacity of the whole corvid family.”
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