Caw said the crow

Caw said the crow

This is (a silhouette of) a house crow I captured cawing behind a shack in Goa. There were a bunch of these crows fluttering around at the place at the time.

These birds usually live (exclusively) around areas populated by humans. This particular group of them roost around shacks on the beaches of Goa, feeding on discarded human food. Apart from the constant cawing, they’re quite intelligent creatures. So much so, that there are stories about them from ancient Greece’s Aesop’s fables to ancient India’s Panchatantra. A quick youtube search for intelligent crows will pull up videos from modern times about them. It’s said that they operate at a seven year old human intelligence level. As a comparison, the linguistic skills of the great apes are comparable to a 3 year old level.

When I was little, I’d confuse Ravens with crows too. The only difference I found was that they didn’t have a gray neck. Well, the Internet wasn’t a thing back then (as in, not so accessible). Thankfully, my dad knew the difference…

Exposure f/5.6 1/3200 sec
ISO 100
Focal Length in 35mm 450
Date taken 2018:10:19 16:33:03
Camera NIKON D3200
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  1. Beautiful capture !
    I am fascinated by crows too. I feed crows every morning by placing four tablespoons of hot rice tempered with a little ghee!! One of them sits on my ktchen window sill and pokes his nose through to see if food is ready!!!

    1. Thank you, Devi… 🙂

      The crows seem to like you… I have an uncle who used to feed rice to crows every morning, without the ghee of course. 🙂 He’s since moved to the States. Not sure if they have crows there… 🙂

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