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Corvidae

Corvidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genera

The crow family Corvidae, are the largest birds of the Passeriformes. This group show themselves at the very least, to have a flexible approach to their food finding and interaction between fellow species members, and with other animals. Some of the larger species (especially in the genus Corvus) also show levels of learned behavior of a high degree, and even insight in some examples that can be interpreted as intelligence.

There are many species in this family, but they can be divided into well-defined groups.

  • Stresemann's Bush-Crow, Zavattariornis stresemanni

  • Piapiac, Ptilostomus afer


Hume's Ground Jay (Pseudopodoces humilis) has now been asigned to the Tit or Titmouse family (Paridae). See link below for latest details:

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1046/j.1474-919X.2003.00170.x/abs/



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