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Re(2): Flock Carnivores Discovered!
Lars Bergqqist wrote:
>> Don't Crows and Ravens pack hunt? or maybe some form of pack hunting.
>> I've personally seen a flock of crows numbering in the hundreds. I
>> didn't notice any form or structure.
>Answer: no. Crows and ravens are primarily scavengers [...} --cooperation is
>mutual, in other words, it takes two (at a minimum) to cooperate.
>(lexicographer--a harmless drudge according to Dr. Johnson, so bear
Crows do of course cooperatively mob hawks and other potential threats to
their nests. This is not quite the same as a cooperative hunt for food.
It is cooperation nonetheless, and it is for mutual benefit.
Skip Dahlgren - firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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