I can’t be the only birder in the world who keeps seeing COVID-19 updates and for a split second thinks we’re getting updates on corvids – birds in the family Corvidae. This diverse family includes more than 130 species of jays, crows, treepies, magpies, nutcrackers, and ravens, and they’re some of the most intelligent birds on the planet. Some corvids use twigs and other materials as “tools” for foraging, they often play games, have detailed social structures, will cache food for future use, and can be accomplished mimics of a wide variety of sounds. Yet corvids are also beautiful as well, and this gallery has 19 of the most distinctive and attractive corvids for you to enjoy. Happy birding!
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