Phair's Reviews > Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Gifts of the Crow by John M. Marzluff
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Read in June, 2012

3.5 stars. Really interesting look at corvids. I have always wanted a crow pet or at least as a friend but local crows are way too skittish to befriend. I put my duck's eggs out for them as hubby is allergic to them and I figure if crows are busy eating the duck eggs, the local songbird eggs might be a bit safer.

Could have wished for more anecdotes about corvids and a little less about the parts of the brain and brain chemicals involved in the various behaviors. I never realized just how intelligent corvids are, nor how long-lived. The art work was an excellent addition to the book. Really makes you appreciate these remarkable birds.
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