Crow: CROW YES!
It’s actually impossible to measure how many fucks a corvid give because there is no device sensitive enough to register such a tiny amount.
science/animal side of tumblr… explain to me the birb thing
Tail Pulling is a behavior noted in many corvids. The practical application is to create a distraction that will allow the birb to make off with the target’s food. Imagine being in the lunch room and a large fellow has a Twinkie you covet. You can’t just take it from him because he’ll defend his Twinkie. But if you thwap him on the back of his neck and then dash around to snag the Twinkie while he investigates, you stand a decent chance of enjoying spongey goodness. This is basically that in birb form.
Except corvids don’t only do this as a distraction. Sometimes they seem to just being doing it to mess with other animals/birbs. But to use my lunch room analogy, there are times you might thwap someone sneakily on the back of the neck just for amusement. Primates exhibit behavior that appears to be just be annoying other animals for amusement. Given how intelligent crows are, its not unlikely that this is a manifestation of an innate desire to just fuck with someone else for the fun of it. Such as this from the link above:
THANK YOU FOR THE BIRB KNOWLEDGE
HBICs of history » Isabella Clara Eugenia
Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566-1633) of Austria was a daughter of Philip II of Spain; her father was reportedly overjoyed at her birth and declared himself to be happier on the occasion than he would have been at the birth of a son. Philip already had a male heir, Don Carlos of Spain, the child of his first marriage to Infanta Maria of Portugal; however, father and son had never developed a close rapport and frequently lived in conflict with one another. While Philip II is frequently characterized as having been cold and unaffectionate towards his offspring, there exist numerous letters addressed from him to his daughters which contain evidence of a deep attachment between them, each letter lovingly signed “Your good father”.
In 1599 she married Albert, archduke of Luxembourg - the period of their reign is considered as the Golden Age of the Spanish Netherlands.
Female head with diadem, Neo-Assyrian, ca 8th c. BCE, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Iraq. The Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York, USA.
Anna Berthier, Countess of Plaisance, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1838. Oil on canvas.
The marshal’s daughter if I’m not mistaken.
Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc, 19th Century.
Úrsula Corberó as Margaret of Austria.
Isabel, third season.
Drawings by wonderful and very talented Ninidu
«Le Chevalier de Saint-Just»
(Moscou, éd. Politizdat, 1983)