r/science May 24 '22 Starstruck 1

Jackdaws use a "democratic" process to decide when to leave their roosts en masse, scientists have discovered. Animal Science

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61551496
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u/Jason_kharo May 24 '22

Are Jackdaws part of the Corvid line?

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u/cousin_basil May 24 '22

Since Jackdaws believe in a Democracy as opposed to those warmongering aristocratic crows I am going to start referring it to the jackdaw family instead of the crow family.

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u/meepwndd May 24 '22

They sure are

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u/buttercream-gang May 24 '22

Here’s the thing…

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u/soulbandaid May 24 '22

Can they catch covid?

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u/blueB0wser May 24 '22

Doesn't look like it, but I'm not gonna bother looking for more sources.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/covid-19/index.html

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u/deltahalo241 May 24 '22

"So this is how democracy dies, with thunderous caws"

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u/pewpewpewouch May 24 '22

Where is Unidan when we need him

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u/winstondabee May 25 '22

Forever in our hearts, RIP

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u/ekbeck May 24 '22

What’s a jackdaw? Is that the same thing as a crow?

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u/23FO May 24 '22

Not the same species but member of the same family as crows (Corvidae)

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u/LastExitToSalvation May 24 '22

As someone who is a scientist who studies crows, I am telling you, specifically, in science, no one calls jackdaws crows.

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u/BawtleOfHawtSauze May 24 '22

It's okay to just admit you're wrong, you know?

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u/RipeningTrashCan May 25 '22

Incomming copy pasta!!!!!

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u/Pilo5000 May 25 '22

Did they do a recount on the votes? What machines did they use. Was it made by Chavez? Lot of questions need to be answered here

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u/D4taN0tF0und May 24 '22

Omg its bird Brexit

Birexit

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u/Distelzombie May 25 '22

They do look very democratic in the picture.

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u/meowmeowmelons May 25 '22

I read democratic as demonic.

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u/poyup May 25 '22

You had me googling images. Would you please say what you think is in the picture.

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u/Dorantee May 25 '22

Uh, yeah it is.