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    Which is smarter a crow or a turkey?

  • #2
    As high as my opinion of wild turkeys is, I'd have to give the edge to the crow. Their intelligence is much more versatile and they have been known to use sticks as tools.

    I think a wild turkey's smarts come from suspicion to the point of paranoia, and extreme wariness.

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    • #3
      I'll agree with Country Road. The crows got to be more smart. The turkeys prey skills in my opinion come from their eyesight and such, not brain power. Eating from under a bird feeder is opportunistic not problem solving. Tipping over trash cans to get to the food takes the cake in this contest. IMHO

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      • #4
        I have raised both baby crows and turkeys. I used to have to put red marbles down in the turkey's water dish to get their attention so they would peck at at the water and learn to drink. The baby turkeys would look up at the sky with their mouths open when it started to rain and would drown, hence the old saying "too dumb to come in out of the rain". While a baby crow would sit down and say to me "look at them dumb turkeys out there drowning" all while the crow was beating me at a game of cards.

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        • #5
          Crows are very smart.

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          • #6
            My money is on the Crow.

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            • #7
              Jhjimbo, another vote for the intelligent crow.
              It looks like the crow wins by a landslide.

              Check out this one minute video below of crows using their brains in Japan.

              www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdAlnMrB_Pg

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              • #8
                Years ago when a crow was eating carrion on the road and a car was coming, they would fly all the way up to a pole or wire until it was clear to fly down again.
                Now, when a car comes along, they hop over to the shoulder and wait till the coast is clear to return to the meal.
                Is that evolution??

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                • #9
                  I heard crows have the problem-solving capablities of a 13 year old child.

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                  • #10
                    No Jhjimbo- not evolution. Learning of the English language. There's most always another crow up on the phone wire saying "CAR! CAR!" to warn the other crows of the on coming danger. (sorry for that, I do understand it was lame and no, I don't tell it at parties)

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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        Crow intelligence must be some kind of conditioned learning.
                        Now, if only the deer would learn not to step out in front of a vehicle. That would save about 22,000 per year in Ohio alone.

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