Remarkably Curious and Intelligent, Crows and Ravens Deserve a Closer Look

Remarkably Curious and Intelligent, Crows and Ravens Deserve a Closer Look

A new book offers a close look at the lives of these wonderfully smart, charismatic birds.

By John Marzluff and Tony Angell/Photography by David Liittschwager
Published: May-June 2013

American Crow Size: Average total length is 18 inches. Beak: Thinner beak. Feathers: Rounded, fan- shaped tail. Shorter, smooth throat feathers. Call: Caw, caw. Behavior: Very social, rarely found alone, can be mischievous. Flight: Methodical flapping, rarely broken up with glides. Range: Widespread through- out temperate regions of North America. --Brianna Elliott

This story originally ran in the May-June 2013 issue as "Brains Over Brawn."

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John Marzluff and Tony Angell

John Marzluff is a professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington and author of four books. Artist Tony Angell has authored and/or illustrated a dozen award-winning books related to natural history.

Type: Author | From: Audubon Magazine

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