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A few months ago I was both bewildered and delighted when someone emailed me some photographs of a brown crow that regularly visited them. I had never seen such a bird myself, and was eager to arrive at an explanation for the crow’s strange caramel-colored appearance. If you follow the blog, you know that I came to realize there was little to offer by way of explanation. Instead, this color abnormality presents a rather fascinating mystery of conflicting opinions and an overall dearth of science.
So, after penning my answer I tucked this bird away in the back of my mind and moved forward with the science more relevant to my PhD. Namely, testing how different crows across the Seattle area respond to dead crows.
To this aim, I spend my days wandering the neighborhoods of Seattle looking for crow families to use for my experiments. Since I need…
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