Facts About Crows, the most intelligent yet mysterious birds there is. And they always signify death and demise for centuries. We think of them also as a sign of bad luck. There are instances that these birds are hunted down to almost extinction due to this belief. Nowadays, they are trendy not just because of their depiction on pop culture. But also due to their cunning and slyness which we found very amusing and exciting. And they may be an all-black bird. But in reality, they are creatures with great perception of things and sharp wits.
These five books about them will surely give you a better insight about their lives especially if you like the morbid and mysterious world of crow. Or just the average bloke who finds them attractive.
Candace Savage – Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays (Paperback Edition)
It has been observed throughout history that crows have a great memory. And they have remarkable intelligence.
Candace Savage’s book will uncover the truth about them. This book will give us an in-depth analysis of the crow’s history. And as well as its contribution to myths and superstitions. This book is best for people who love the physiological aspect of crows. And also their history. Then, this book fits the bill.
Lawrence Kilham and Joan Waltermire’s The American Crow & Common Raven (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series, Paperback Edition)
Lawrence Kilham is a prominent member of the American Ornithologist’s Union. And has a lot of knowledge with these exciting birds. He also worked together with Joane Waltermire an Illustrator. Thus, they will give us a better insight and understanding about crows. From their behavior to their social structure, this book will surely have it all — an excellent book for the avid Corvus lover as well as informative reference material for study.
We all know that these birds are very cunning and smart. The ordinary person still has lots of questions about them. Laurence Pringle and Bob Marstall’s book will give answers to those questions. Thus, this book focuses on how they communicate with each other. And also their behavior and survival instincts. This book will give readers more knowledge about these all-black birds.
If you are wondering what kind of corvids that you can see on your local area, then:
Tony Angell’s Ravens, Crows, Magpies, and Jays will help you identify every one of them. Thus, focusing on the eighteen corvids found throughout the United States. You will surely have an easy time spotting and identifying them. It also includes detailed information about their social life. And as well as their mythical importance to the local culture.
John M Marzluff’s In the Company of Crows and Ravens will bring us in a journey about them. This book tackles the influence of these birds in our society, literature, and myths. And it also includes their importance in our ecology. They are featuring over a hundred beautifully depicted drawings. And this book will not just give us a closer look at their influence on us. But also their importance to the environment.
Crows will remain as the mysterious harbinger of death, sorrow, despair, and truth for others. Hope these five books will change your perspective about these beautiful creatures. And as well as shedding light on their real importance not just on our culture, but also for the environment.