Magpies can form friendships with people—here's how

Can one form a friendship with a magpie? –even when adult males are protecting their nests during the swooping season? The short answer is:" Yes, one can" - although science has just begun to provide feasible explanations ...

In a race for Cheetos, magpies win, but crows steal

Black-billed magpies and American crows, both members of the clever corvid family of birds, have adapted comfortably to life in urban and suburban communities. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the two species often nest nearby each ...

Bad reputation of crows demystified

In literature, crows and ravens arebad omens and are associated with witches. Most people believe they steal, eat other birds' eggs and reduce the populations of other birds. But a new study, which has brought together over ...

Do crows have an impact on the population of their prey?

They steal, raid nests, and keep the company of witches, but the unpopular crow may not be as big a menace as people think. A new Ibis study has found that crows—along with their avian cousins the magpie and the raven—have ...

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