By Boria Sax
Even though humans ordinarily don't examine them in such phrases, crows are remarkably swish: from the top of a crow’s beak to the tip of its tail is a unmarried curve, which alterations rhythmically because the crow turns its head or bends towards the floor. Foraging on their lengthy, robust legs, crows seem to go with the flow over the earth; they take flight nearly with no attempt, flapping their wings simply, ascending into the air like spirits.
Nevertheless, the whiskers round their beaks and an obvious smile make crows, in a scruffy kind of means, endearingly "human". In an enormous diversity of cultures from the chinese language to the Hopi Indians, crows are bearers of prophecy. due to their courtship dances and monogamous unions, the Greeks invoked crows at weddings as symbols of conjugal love. Crows are one of the such a lot ubiquitous of birds, but, with out being in the slightest degree unique, they continue to be mysterious.
This ebook is a survey of crows, ravens, magpies and their kin in delusion, literature and existence. It levels from the raven despatched out by way of Noah to the corvid deities of the Eskimo, to Taoist legends, Victorian novels and modern motion pictures. it is going to be of curiosity to every body who've ever been intrigued, questioned, frustrated or charmed through those splendidly clever birds.