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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:22 pm 
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Got to be the Albatross for me.

They fly aross oceans without flapping their wings.

Pretty cool.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Check out the Australian lyrebird. F'n incredible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSB71jNq-yQ

I don't think it takes much "talent" to just glide along.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:43 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZerUbHmuY04


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:48 pm 
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I like it when pigeons shit on soft-top cars.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Plato'sCave wrote:
I like it when pigeons shit on soft-top cars.


I take it you have had a bad experience


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:24 pm 
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Deadly Derek wrote:
Plato'sCave wrote:
I like it when pigeons shit on soft-top cars.


I take it you have had a bad experience


No, I don’t have a soft top, that’s why I like it.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:29 pm 
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Should be banned for provocative titling.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:50 pm 
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Plato'sCave wrote:
Deadly Derek wrote:
Plato'sCave wrote:
I like it when pigeons shit on soft-top cars.


I take it you have had a bad experience


No, I don’t have a soft top, that’s why I like it.


jolly good


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:57 pm 
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Crows / ravens

http://ted.tumblr.com/post/86519052505/ ... s-of-crows


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:32 pm 
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Kea.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:46 pm 
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Jet from Gladiators :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:08 pm 
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Yep, they drop nuts at pedestrian crossings so that cars will break them open and the crow can fly down to eat them when cars stop for pedestrians.

Thanks David Attenborough :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:17 pm 
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Wilderbeast wrote:
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Yep, they drop nuts at pedestrian crossings so that cars will break them open and the crow can fly down to eat them when cars stop for pedestrians.

Thanks David Attenborough :thumbup:


There was a guy on radio a few months ago talking about how crows & ravens can recognize people they know, & even more impressive, they don't even rely on faces, they are intelligent enough to actually recognize people from behind, & out of any specific context of which they meet them.

He was a scientist who did a lot of research on it, & he fed a roost near his lab regularly. He then found that the smart feckers identified him miles away, I think he said it was in a supermarket carpark, well away from his work & they started begging off him once they recognized him.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:23 pm 
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Crows are so smart. In Australia countless native animals die every day due to eating cane toads, which have poisonous glands on the skin on their back. Snakes, crocodiles, birds, mammals, nothing is immune from the poison in the cane toads skins. However crows have figured out that if you flip the cane toad over and eat the stomach and guts etc, but leave the skin on its back intact, you don't get poisoned. So you see dead cane toads lying on their backs with their guts eaten out all over the place - the calling card of the crafty crow.


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:57 am 
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Corvids, generally...

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Australian magpies can understand other bird calls, study finds

Magpies know meanings of different noisy miner calls and are able to eavesdrop to find out if predators are nearby

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... tudy-finds


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:02 am 
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Secret life of crows documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89C5gsdaSXg


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