Crows Are Smart in Europe Also

by updated 2011/01/02

The quirky Norwegian Video New Year’s post drew a comment from Steve about my article on the local crows and traffic lights.  When I wrote that post I did not do any Google research on the subject, just posted what I saw.  Steve’s comment and link to a newspaper article about some Santa Barabara crows made me wonder how unusual the behavior is.  I Googled it and found many comments and a few videos about crows at traffic intersections.  Although none witnessed what I saw, it is obvious that crows world-wide comprehend cars and intersections.

Here is one video I found very interesting:

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1 Tony

Wow!!! That’s amazing.They even wait for the traffic lights so they can safely retrieve the nuts. What clever birdies
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2 Tony McGurk

Wow!!! That’s amazing.They even wait for the traffic lights so they can safely retrieve the nuts. What clever birdies

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3 Steve

Will,
Awesome video!
Glad I could “inspire” a second post on this topic. :)
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4 Binky

I wonder if any crows have ever learned to push the button to stop the traffic on those pedestrian controlled lights?
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5 Will

They are probably smart enough to know that those buttons, at least around here, don’t work 1/2 the time!

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6 Anna

Will I heard about this before, but never seen the video.
Thanks for the info. I think we underestimate lot of animals, how smart they are. We also must have remember that they are trying to survive where ever they live. Anna :)

PS Not sure if you seen this on my blog http://myonlyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/08/do-not-litter-guard.html
These are train crows!
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