Definition of corvid
: any of a family (Corvidae) of stout-billed passerine birds including the crows, jays, magpies, and the raven
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Can corvids and apes plan for the future and think about other minds because those abilities are shared way back on the family tree, where mammals shared a last common ancestor with birds?
So did corvids and apes arrive at their sophisticated intelligence in totally different ways or based on similar factors and principles?
About the same time, researchers noticed that birds known as corvids—which include jays, crows, and ravens—also showed signs of planning.
In the wild, where ravens don't rely upon a bread and cheese economy, the study offers insights into how corvids' complex social structure evolved.
A 2016 study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offered further insight into how corvids perform functions similar to apes and chimps using only their little walnut-sized brains.
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Origin and Etymology of corvid
New Latin Corvidae, from Corvus, genus name, from Latin, raven
First Known Use: circa 1909See Words from the same year
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