BCR 057: John Marzluff & Tony Angell, Gifts of the Crow

Gifts of the Crow

John Marzluff and Tony Angell, authors of “Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans,” which was recently released by Free Press on June 5, 2012.  Listen as the authors discuss in detail crows, other corvids, and some of the amazing stories associated with these amazing and interesting birds.

Do crows leave “gifts” for humans? Do crows hold funerals for fallen crows? Do crows learn behavior from rewards or punishments? Listen in to hear what the authors have to say.

John Marzluff ©Keith Brust. All Rights Reserved.

John Marzluff ©Keith Brust . All Rights Reserved.

John Marzluff, Ph.D., is Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington. The author of four books and more than 100 scientific papers on various aspects of bird behavior, his research has been the focus of articles in the New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon, Boys Life, The Seattle Times, and National Wildlife.

Tony Angell. All Rights Reserved

Tony Angell. All Rights Reserved

Tony Angell is an illustrator and sculptor, he has authored and/or illustrated a dozen award-winning books related to natural history. Most recently, his drawings in the coauthored book, In the Company of Crows and Ravens, received the prestigious Victoria/Albert prize. Tony’s drawings, paintings, and three-dimensional works all come from nature and the wilds of our own backyard.

Host, Mardi Dickinson also talks about the Red Knot shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs at the beginning of the show.

Mardi also introduces the first Norwalk Seaport Association birdwatching cruise ticket giveaway _ and she gives the keyword you’ll need to win the tickets. See the previous post on this site for full details. Simply email me the keyword and you are entered to win a pair of tickets to this weekend’s cruise.

Mentioned In Episode:

Gifts of the Crow – Photographic Article

John Marzluff, Ph.D

Tony Angell – Master Artist

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