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Re: parliament of rooks (fwd)
On 09/20/95 D.W.Naish wrote:
>Did you corvid-fans see the article on Ravens in American Scientist couple
>of months back? Juveniles in the chilly north make a living by hanging out
>in groups and, after a scout has located a carcass, can bully away any
>adults that have already 'claimed' it.
Bernd Heinrich wrote a wonderful book, _Ravens in Winter_, about this
behavior. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in animal behavior
and the study thereof. It's a lovely book, and captures the process of
scientific discovery better than anything else I've read.
"Lobsters are fascinating beings with complex social interactions, long
childhoods, and awkward adolescences. Like humans, they flirt with one
another and have even been seen walking 'claw-in-claw.'"--Mary Tyler Moore