[Tweeters] Crow behavior

Elizabeth Bacher eebacher at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 14:13:46 PST 2015


It appears to me that they are allopreening, otherwise known as "mutual
preening". It is rather common and is hypothesized to serve a hygienic
function as well as serving to strengthen the pair bond between couples and
family members.

Elizabeth Bacher
Seattle, WA

On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 1:47 PM, Michael Brown <michael at flycatcherfile.com>
wrote:


> Just watched two crows outside the windows of my school's lunch room. One

> was squatting on the ground while the other used its bill to comb through

> its throat feathers. I don't know if it was looking for parasites or what,

> but I'd never witnessed it before. A little while later the behavior was

> repeated on the crown of the bird's head and on its neck. I'd be

> interested to know if this a well known behavior. Here's a link to a cell

> phone video. You may need to watch on a large screen.

>

> https://flic.kr/p/C37XwA

>

> Michael Brown

> Puyallup, WA

>

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