Crows have long been associated with creepiness.
After all, a group of them is called a “murder.” But maybe the birds have gotten a bad rap — maybe their most unsettling quality is really just how smart they are.
To get some insight into crows and perhaps set the record straight, Short Wave spoke with Kaeli Swift, a lecturer at the University of Washington who wrote her doctoral thesis on crow behavior. She cites three examples of crow smarts.
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