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Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays

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Birds have long been considered the archetypal featherheads, beautiful but dumb. Members of the crow family (corvids), however, appear to have powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on a par with many mammals--even higher primates. Bird Brains presents these bright, brassy, and surprisingly colorful birds in a remarkable collection of full-color, close-up photographs by more than two dozen of the world's best wildlife photographers.

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Birds have long been viewed as the archetypal featherbrains—beautiful but dumb. But according to naturalist Candace Savage, “bird brain,” as a pejorative expression, should be rendered obsolete by new research on the family of corvids: crows and their close relations.

The ancients who regarded these remarkable birds as oracles, bringers of wisdom, or agents of vengeance were on the right track, for corvids appear to have powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on a par with many mammals, even higher primates. Bird Brains presents these bright, brassy, and surprisingly colorful birds in a remarkable collection of full-color, close-up photographs by some two dozen of the worlds best wildlife photographers.

Savages lively, authoritative text describes the life and behavior of sixteen representative corvid species that inhabit North America and Europe. Drawing on recent research, she describes birds that recognize each other as individuals, call one another by “name,” remember and relocate thousands of hidden food caches, engage in true teamwork and purposeful play, and generally exhibit an extraordinary degree of sophistication.

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Now in paperback! Examines the lives and behaviors of the highly intelligent members of the crow family, corvids, and includes 61 dramatic images from the world's top nature photographers.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 126-130) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871569561
Author:
Savage, Candace C.
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Author:
Savage, Candace Sherk
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Animal intelligence
Subject:
Corvidae
Subject:
Corvidae -- Psychology.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
61 Color photos, BandW photos, 19 BandW
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10 x 9.88 in 23 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Birds have long been viewed as the archetypal featherbrains—beautiful but dumb. But according to naturalist Candace Savage, “bird brain,” as a pejorative expression, should be rendered obsolete by new research on the family of corvids: crows and their close relations.

The ancients who regarded these remarkable birds as oracles, bringers of wisdom, or agents of vengeance were on the right track, for corvids appear to have powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on a par with many mammals, even higher primates. Bird Brains presents these bright, brassy, and surprisingly colorful birds in a remarkable collection of full-color, close-up photographs by some two dozen of the worlds best wildlife photographers.

Savages lively, authoritative text describes the life and behavior of sixteen representative corvid species that inhabit North America and Europe. Drawing on recent research, she describes birds that recognize each other as individuals, call one another by “name,” remember and relocate thousands of hidden food caches, engage in true teamwork and purposeful play, and generally exhibit an extraordinary degree of sophistication.

"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback! Examines the lives and behaviors of the highly intelligent members of the crow family, corvids, and includes 61 dramatic images from the world's top nature photographers.
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