Little cuties I spotted while out
Haha where’d you get that coat ghostbur
A local I know... molting, as well this guy's got a long top beak which can be awkward. Regardless, he's out there every day doing the best he can. ❤️
Hippocorvis is having NONE of it
They're a lil clown!
details of my room
A new study published in Scientific Reports has discovered that ravens as young as 4 months old can perform as well on cognitive tests as adult orangutans and gorillas.
Under the lead authorship of Professor Simone Pika, a team from the Osnabrück Research Group for Comparative BioCognition (CBC) set out to conduct the first true comparative evaluation of ravens’ cognitive abilities. Eight young ravens were hand-raised for the study. Each was tested using a version of the Primate Cognition Test Battery which was adapted from apes (with fingers) to ravens (with beaks). The test was repeated at four, eight, 12, and 16 months for each avian subject. The physical components of the PCTB tested cognitive functions such as the bird's spatial awareness and ability to understand object permanence. The social components measured communication and learning abilities.
The birds out performed the apes. At four months old, they were smarter than adult primates.
Cryptid designs for the bench trio! They probably haunt an abandoned house and then the sbi went ghosthunting (it was wilbur’s fault)
Lav: *snuggling with crow*
Lav: There are many benefits to being a ornithologist
Becky Munting - Rook. Oil and gold leaf.