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(SoraNews24)   A raven has 17 primary wing feathers, located at the end of its wings. They are called Pinion feathers. A crow only has 16, so the difference between a crow and a raven is only a matter of a pinion   (soranews24.com) divider line
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2022-05-23 9:14:48 PM  
All black birds look the same to me.
 
2022-05-23 9:18:06 PM  

johnsoninca: All black birds look the same to me.


Sounds like a Jim Crow comment.
 
2022-05-24 12:07:36 AM  
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2022-05-24 12:08:32 AM  

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Farley did it first. RIP Phil Frank. Yes I'm old.
 
2022-05-24 12:09:36 AM  
 
2022-05-24 2:10:42 AM  
Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.
 
2022-05-24 2:11:03 AM  

Ivo Shandor: [i.imgflip.com image 458x477]
10 each.
https://corvidresearch.blog/2018/12/21/a-matter-of-a-pinion/


Yep, at a passerine glance I'd say that's ten alright.
 
2022-05-24 2:11:45 AM  
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2022-05-24 2:12:22 AM  

aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.


"uncanny knack" is a weird way of spelling "personal vendetta", but I'm sorry either way
 
2022-05-24 2:13:40 AM  
Stands upon the bust of Pallas; These puns...NEVERMORE....
 
2022-05-24 2:18:09 AM  
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2022-05-24 2:18:25 AM  
These Merriam-Webster WotD threads are...

Wait. I'm in the wrong thread...

I'll come in again.
 
2022-05-24 2:19:30 AM  

scalpod: aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.

"uncanny knack" is a weird way of spelling "personal vendetta", but I'm sorry either way


Seriously, they've got me three times over the years, and missed me by mere inches twice.
 
2022-05-24 2:19:33 AM  
 
2022-05-24 2:21:32 AM  

Ivo Shandor: [i.imgflip.com image 458x477]
10 each.
https://corvidresearch.blog/2018/12/21/a-matter-of-a-pinion/


One should never let the facts get in the way of a good joke. Or a bad one. Especially a bad one.
 
2022-05-24 2:22:05 AM  
That was a long way
To go to make a huge point
Just to get a pun in
/
 
2022-05-24 2:26:09 AM  
Ok Dad.
 
2022-05-24 2:33:02 AM  
Ravens can get to be absolutely ginormous, over 3x the size of the largest crows (2kg vs 600g, 150cm vs 100cm wingspan). Where their size ranges overlap they can be a bit hard to distinguish, but there's no mistaking a big raven once you've seen them.
 
2022-05-24 2:35:01 AM  
japan needs a better raven picture

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2022-05-24 2:36:33 AM  

aagrajag: scalpod: aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.

"uncanny knack" is a weird way of spelling "personal vendetta", but I'm sorry either way

Seriously, they've got me three times over the years, and missed me by mere inches twice.


Knew a guy that drove a cab in L.A. - Armenian dude, mostly Armenian company, but some exceptions.  One was a big Russian guy - no one knew exactly where he was from, he wasn't all about story time.  Pretty much silence and grunts other than when he needed to talk.  Good driver though - did the job.  Very large man, and not fat either.  One day in one of the parking lots they hung out in waiting for calls, the guy I knew noticed that while the birds hassled most people and tried to steal bits of their lunch, none of them bothered Russian hulk guy.  He kinda went with, "What's up with that?  Why aren't they hassling him?"  Apparently birds had tried when he first started working there - and he'd grabbed them out of the air and snapped their necks - took about a second.  Yoink snap chuck corpse at bird's compatriots screaming insults in gutter Russian

/at that point the Armenian guy fervently renewed his dedication to an idea he'd already had - do NOT piss random Russian goon off
//the birds apparently came to the same epiphany quite quickly
///can't imagine why
 
2022-05-24 2:40:11 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: aagrajag: scalpod: aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.

"uncanny knack" is a weird way of spelling "personal vendetta", but I'm sorry either way

Seriously, they've got me three times over the years, and missed me by mere inches twice.

Knew a guy that drove a cab in L.A. - Armenian dude, mostly Armenian company, but some exceptions.  One was a big Russian guy - no one knew exactly where he was from, he wasn't all about story time.  Pretty much silence and grunts other than when he needed to talk.  Good driver though - did the job.  Very large man, and not fat either.  One day in one of the parking lots they hung out in waiting for calls, the guy I knew noticed that while the birds hassled most people and tried to steal bits of their lunch, none of them bothered Russian hulk guy.  He kinda went with, "What's up with that?  Why aren't they hassling him?"  Apparently birds had tried when he first started working there - and he'd grabbed them out of the air and snapped their necks - took about a second.  Yoink snap chuck corpse at bird's compatriots screaming insults in gutter Russian

/at that point the Armenian guy fervently renewed his dedication to an idea he'd already had - do NOT piss random Russian goon off
//the birds apparently came to the same epiphany quite quickly
///can't imagine why


Some birds, corvids especially, can be quite intelligent. If those were crows bothering him, they probably learned their lesson after just the second or third corpse.
 
2022-05-24 2:43:08 AM  
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2022-05-24 2:44:24 AM  

aagrajag: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: aagrajag: scalpod: aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.

"uncanny knack" is a weird way of spelling "personal vendetta", but I'm sorry either way

Seriously, they've got me three times over the years, and missed me by mere inches twice.

Knew a guy that drove a cab in L.A. - Armenian dude, mostly Armenian company, but some exceptions.  One was a big Russian guy - no one knew exactly where he was from, he wasn't all about story time.  Pretty much silence and grunts other than when he needed to talk.  Good driver though - did the job.  Very large man, and not fat either.  One day in one of the parking lots they hung out in waiting for calls, the guy I knew noticed that while the birds hassled most people and tried to steal bits of their lunch, none of them bothered Russian hulk guy.  He kinda went with, "What's up with that?  Why aren't they hassling him?"  Apparently birds had tried when he first started working there - and he'd grabbed them out of the air and snapped their necks - took about a second.  Yoink snap chuck corpse at bird's compatriots screaming insults in gutter Russian

/at that point the Armenian guy fervently renewed his dedication to an idea he'd already had - do NOT piss random Russian goon off
//the birds apparently came to the same epiphany quite quickly
///can't imagine why

Some birds, corvids especially, can be quite intelligent. If those were crows bothering him, they probably learned their lesson after just the second or third corpse.


In this case it was mostly gulls apparently, and gulls are... not that bright.  They're also not tiny, which made the whole production a bit scarier for the audience - avian and human
 
2022-05-24 3:02:07 AM  

Ivo Shandor: [i.imgflip.com image 458x477]
10 each.
https://corvidresearch.blog/2018/12/21/a-matter-of-a-pinion/


Yes, HOWEVER,

When viewed in flight, crows will show 5 of their outer primaries spread like fingers, and ravens will only show four.  So the "matter of a pinion" is still correct!

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2022-05-24 3:16:31 AM  
This is a crow:

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This is Raven.

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they look nothing alike.
 
2022-05-24 3:36:32 AM  

aagrajag: scalpod: aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.

"uncanny knack" is a weird way of spelling "personal vendetta", but I'm sorry either way

Seriously, they've got me three times over the years, and missed me by mere inches twice.


Did she still charge you usual full price the times she missed?
 
2022-05-24 3:52:58 AM  

Archie Goodwin: These Merriam-Webster WotD threads are...

Wait. I'm in the wrong thread...

I'll come in again.


Yeah. This is better than any of those crapheaps could ever aspire to be
 
2022-05-24 4:06:35 AM  
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And in case you can't read Japanese or English, and may have a hard time understanding warning signs, this little fellow decided to provide a helpful real-world visualization for you.

That crow knows exactly what it's doing. "See this biatch? I got a sign, don't fark with me."

I'm wondering if the crow promptly flew off with the sign after the picture was taken.
 
2022-05-24 4:44:19 AM  
Our crows here have perfected the "drop food things on the road for the cars to break" method.  It's really fascinating to watch.  In one spot they also "dive bomb" nuts and things into the pavement to break them open.
 
2022-05-24 5:56:17 AM  

mrparks: This is a crow:

[allaboutbirds.org image 480x360]

This is Raven.

[i1.sndcdn.com image 500x500]

they look nothing alike.


No, no no, this is a Crow

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and this is a raven

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2022-05-24 6:11:25 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: aagrajag: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: aagrajag: scalpod: aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.

"uncanny knack" is a weird way of spelling "personal vendetta", but I'm sorry either way

Seriously, they've got me three times over the years, and missed me by mere inches twice.

Knew a guy that drove a cab in L.A. - Armenian dude, mostly Armenian company, but some exceptions.  One was a big Russian guy - no one knew exactly where he was from, he wasn't all about story time.  Pretty much silence and grunts other than when he needed to talk.  Good driver though - did the job.  Very large man, and not fat either.  One day in one of the parking lots they hung out in waiting for calls, the guy I knew noticed that while the birds hassled most people and tried to steal bits of their lunch, none of them bothered Russian hulk guy.  He kinda went with, "What's up with that?  Why aren't they hassling him?"  Apparently birds had tried when he first started working there - and he'd grabbed them out of the air and snapped their necks - took about a second.  Yoink snap chuck corpse at bird's compatriots screaming insults in gutter Russian

/at that point the Armenian guy fervently renewed his dedication to an idea he'd already had - do NOT piss random Russian goon off
//the birds apparently came to the same epiphany quite quickly
///can't imagine why

Some birds, corvids especially, can be quite intelligent. If those were crows bothering him, they probably learned their lesson after just the second or third corpse.

In this case it was mostly gulls apparently, and gulls are... not that bright.  They're also not tiny, whi ...


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-sparks-outrage-after-grabs-23683836
 
2022-05-24 6:39:24 AM  
Rays on Pinion Might be my favorite Baroness song.

https://youtu.be/PRILqsAOtfo
 
2022-05-24 7:36:14 AM  

aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.


Or were they ravens?
 
2022-05-24 7:49:49 AM  
Up here its all raven territory. Theyre easy to tell apart, ravens call is a croaking noise, crows sound like ,well, crows...
 
2022-05-24 7:56:12 AM  
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2022-05-24 8:13:26 AM  

Vern: [soranews24.com image 850x765]
And in case you can't read Japanese or English, and may have a hard time understanding warning signs, this little fellow decided to provide a helpful real-world visualization for you.

That crow knows exactly what it's doing. "See this biatch? I got a sign, don't fark with me."

I'm wondering if the crow promptly flew off with the sign after the picture was taken.


Don't discount the Puffins either, Tippi did and she paid for it

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2022-05-24 8:35:45 AM  

robodog: Ravens can get to be absolutely ginormous, over 3x the size of the largest crows (2kg vs 600g, 150cm vs 100cm wingspan). Where their size ranges overlap they can be a bit hard to distinguish, but there's no mistaking a big raven once you've seen them.


Indeed.  After seeing both, you will nevermore make the mistake of confusing the two.

/and you can quoth me on that.
 
2022-05-24 8:48:29 AM  
I had a big crow in th backyard yesterday trying to catch a squirrel. I'm glad he didn't.
 
2022-05-24 8:59:49 AM  

Ivo Shandor: [i.imgflip.com image 458x477]
10 each.
https://corvidresearch.blog/2018/12/21/a-matter-of-a-pinion/


ah, tyty for that! only came in here because I love corvids of any kind, and now I learned something new!

/shame upon your house, Subby!
 
2022-05-24 9:26:20 AM  

scalpod: aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.

"uncanny knack" is a weird way of spelling "personal vendetta", but I'm sorry either way


I know I'm not the only one getting a giggle out of someone telling the guy with the handle "aagrajag" that a handful of coincidences is a personal vendetta.
 
2022-05-24 9:31:56 AM  

starsrift: scalpod: aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.

"uncanny knack" is a weird way of spelling "personal vendetta", but I'm sorry either way

I know I'm not the only one getting a giggle out of someone telling the guy with the handle "aagrajag" that a handful of coincidences is a personal vendetta.


Yeah, it somehow feels as if this bird thing isn't my first rodeo...
 
2022-05-24 10:07:54 AM  

aagrajag: starsrift: scalpod: aagrajag: Damn crows... They have stolen so much food from my bike basket over the years. I once caught one in the act and nearly beaned him with a rock, but the bastard had already got into my 40$ sea urchin. I bought a sealable shopping bag after that.

The kites are even worse, as they'll more likely swoop down and snatch the food right out of your hand. They've also got an uncanny knack for pooping on me.

"uncanny knack" is a weird way of spelling "personal vendetta", but I'm sorry either way

I know I'm not the only one getting a giggle out of someone telling the guy with the handle "aagrajag" that a handful of coincidences is a personal vendetta.

Yeah, it somehow feels as if this bird thing isn't my first rodeo...


Psst - I hear Trump's original surname was Dent
 
2022-05-24 11:38:25 AM  

detonator: That was a long way
To go to make a huge point
Just to get a pun in
/


You made me count it
I did not want to do it
To end up with six.

Damnit!

To review:
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2022-05-24 11:49:12 AM  

BafflerMeal: Our crows here have perfected the "drop food things on the road for the cars to break" method.  It's really fascinating to watch.  In one spot they also "dive bomb" nuts and things into the pavement to break them open.


Same here. I sometimes find walnut shells on my concrete patio. The crows collect them from around the neighbourhood and then sit on the corner of my roof to drop them. My town also recently installed new streetlights with flat tops. The crows will sit atop them to break into the outer layer of chestnuts with their beaks, then drop the nuts onto the street to break the shells.
 
2022-05-24 1:06:02 PM  
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hup,2,3,4 - Ravens are pretty bright, and more than capable of taking the mick...
 
2022-05-24 1:29:59 PM  
crows are the smartest birds
 
2022-05-24 1:34:30 PM  
Sledding Crow In Russia
Youtube mRnI4dhZZxQ
 
2022-05-24 1:37:36 PM  
crows and ravens can talk. as in they can both mimic human speech, better than parrots......

they are probably smart enough to say phrases to people that seem situationally appropriate as well.
 
2022-05-24 2:54:02 PM  
What about rooks and jackdaws?
 
2022-05-24 3:19:33 PM  

MayoBoy: What about rooks and jackdaws?


what about GRACKLES?

Thousands of blackbirds swirling at dusk: Explained
Youtube iScsOGMrPyI
 
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