A murder of magpies

corvids-allA gathering of corvids (crows, ravens, magpies, treepies, jays, jackdaws, rooks, choughs and nut crackers) is called a “murder”, and they are believed to be extremely intelligent birds. According to the Earthlife website “Most corvids are open forest, scrub or grassland birds. Many are omnivorous (meaning they eat both meat and plants), and will occasionally eat eggs or other small birds. They are renowned as hoarders and buriers of food. They are socially monogamous, some species pairing for many years. The larger species are quite long-lived and well known for their intelligence.”

For more info on these fascinating birds, visit: http://www.earthlife.net/birds/corvidae.html


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