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Corvidae

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Corvidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Corvidae
Genera

Platylophus
Gymnorhinus
Cyanocitta
Aphelocoma
Cyanocorax
Garrulus
Cissa
Perisoreus
Urocissa
Cyanopica
Dendrocitta
Crypsirina
Pica
Zavattariornis
Podoces
Nucifraga
Pyrrhocorax
Ptilostomus
Corvus

The crow family (Corvidae) has members that are above average in size for the bird order Passeriformes; in fact, it includes several that are among the largest. Many members of this group display a flexible approach to food-finding and interaction between fellow species members and other animals. Some of the larger species (especially in the genus Corvus) also show levels of learned behavior of a high degree, and even insight in some examples that can be interpreted as intelligence. In February 2005 the Canadian scientist Dr Louis Lefebvre announced a method of measuring avian IQ in terms of their innovation in feeding habits: the Corvidae were named the most intelligent birds based on this scale.

There are many species in this family, but they can be divided into well-defined groups.

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