Co-Author Of Wondrous New Crow Book on Talking Animals
My guest on "Talking Animals" June 20 will be TONY ANGELL, co-author (with John Marzluff) of â€śGifts Of The Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans.â€ť
â€śGifts Of The Crowâ€ť is both a scholarly book and a breezy, anecdotal, conversational one that makes a convincing case for crows being enormously, perhaps surprisingly intelligent and emotional.
And remarkably similar to humans, as well as great apes, for that matterâ€”given these birds complex cognitive abilities, they refer to crows as â€śfeathered apes.â€ť
But it's the crows' shared traits with humans that form the core of the book. Indeed, Angell and Marzluff argue that crows have taken on seven key human characteristics: language, delinquency, insight, frolic, passion & wrath, risk-taking, and awareness.
Tony Angell will speak with us live on "Talking Animals" June 20 at 11am ET, and listeners are invited to participate in the conversation by calling (813-239-9663) or e-mailing (DJ@wmnf.org).