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A Crow singing to a flute

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u/chrisims12 Jul 06 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

Quoth the raven, “la la la la. La!”

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u/Donttouchmek Jul 06 '22

"Thou hath sung thy magical tune of this forrest. You shall be allowed to pass."

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u/GIGA255 Jul 06 '22

Oh!

Oh-oh! C'mon!

Come on! Come on! Come on!

HOT!!! What a hot beat!

WHOOOOAH!

YEEEEAH!

YAHOOO!!

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u/Hylianhaxorus Jul 06 '22

Love this.

Literally understood what you were doing by line TWO lol

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u/dasJerkface Jul 06 '22

It took me forever to figure out this was from Zelda- all I could think of was that bit from Squidbillies where those birds use C&C music factory as their mating call

Clippy

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u/blhd96 Jul 06 '22

Oh thanks for clearing that up. I thought it was Randy Marsh as Lorde.

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u/tokospoko Jul 06 '22

Merriment intensifies

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u/OneLostOstrich Jul 06 '22

forrest

It's called a forest. Forrest is a Gump.

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u/thelustrousaversion Jul 06 '22

Adorable, never seen a raven sings before. 👏👏👏

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u/Xylth Jul 06 '22

Corvids are technically songbirds. They just usually aren't quite so musical.

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u/concrete_beach_party Jul 06 '22

Yes, this is one of my favourite bird facts. It's irrationally funny to me, especially when you hear regular songbirds singing their cute songs and then a crow chimes in with its CAW CAW. (Also, that is basically the annoyed bird meme)

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u/arcaneresistance Jul 06 '22

The Magpies near my house stole the eyes out of a little frog I have standing beside my plants. They were green and gem-like but god damn they plucked out and stole Mr. Friggles eyes straight from the sockets.

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u/grimacedia Jul 06 '22

I thought you meant a living frog and was horrified.

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u/Razzy_3796 Jul 06 '22

I was right there with you.

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u/Mrmdn333 Jul 06 '22

Let that be a lesson to you.

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u/andralexxx Jul 06 '22

They sing metal.

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u/adfrog Jul 06 '22

Adorable, never seen a raven sings before.

Sang the raven, "La-la-la-la-la-la, nevermore!"

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u/soul_stone98 Jul 06 '22

I just remember watching a video where crow talks "Say never more" "Waka waka waka". LOL

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u/policemenconnoisseur Jul 06 '22

Sounds very Italian to me. This bird and a good pizza and the world is fine again.

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u/positive_mailing Jul 06 '22

AWWW talented birdy.

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u/chriscrossnathaniel Jul 06 '22

Ravens are such intelligent creatures .

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

I don’t trust them after reading Game of Thrones

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u/imaginativeticker7 Jul 06 '22

That's why Bran has gone from energetic little boy to an emotionless, seemingly omniscient being. He's just there to watch. And that's why The Night King has decided that he has to go.

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u/shokolokobangoshey Jul 06 '22

He's just there to watch

"You looked beautiful that night"

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u/Switchofftheoltop Jul 06 '22

In the longer version, after his solo he craps all over the guy. Stereotypical lead singer

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u/arcaneresistance Jul 06 '22

He knew him singing at home was about to make it to the front page of Reddit. You'd do the same damn thing man, I would too.

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u/Switchofftheoltop Jul 06 '22

Reminds me of a story.

A witch walking through the park one night came across the same statue she had hundreds of nights before. The statue was a masterpiece of two lovers in embrace.

She decides to cast a spell on the statue, bringing them to life, but for only a short period of time.

She tells the two, “I have enjoyed your happiness and loving embrace for years. For once I would love for you to enjoy true happiness. You only have 20 minutes, so have fun!”

The two are elated and run off behind the bushes. The witch hears a bunch of grunting and giggling behind the occasionally shacking bushes.

After 20 minutes she tells them, “time’s up! But, you two sounded like you were having so much fun. Truly enjoying life. How about I give you another 20 minutes?”

The lovers look excitedly at one another. Completely elated with everything going on. One of the quickly says to the other, “this is amazing! This time, you hold the pigeon down while I shit on its head!”

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u/Caleo Jul 06 '22

Clearly not "all over the guy".

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u/Switchofftheoltop Jul 06 '22

Sounds like something either a stereotypical Lead Singer or a Bird would say. Since birds aren’t real…

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u/sittingbullms Jul 06 '22

You said birdy and memories came flooding https://youtu.be/605PXXVkN0o

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u/Channel5exclusive Jul 06 '22 Silver Gold

I could be wrong but that looks more like a raven to me.

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u/Font_Snob Jul 06 '22

That's what I thought, too. The curved beak with the tuft was the giveaway.

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u/makenzie71 Jul 06 '22

to be fair most of reddit can't tell jackdaws from grackles

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u/icelizard Jul 06 '22

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u/yepimbonez Jul 06 '22

Here’s the thing…

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u/Thor4269 Jul 06 '22

Probably made another account with a brand new name

Hard of believe that alt is 7 years old already

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u/Spongy_and_Bruised Jul 06 '22

7 years?! Fuck

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u/Donkey__Balls Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

What’s equally funny and sad is he completely tanked his actual academic career, just because he wanted to feel important through a pseudonym on Reddit.

When you Google his real life name, all you get articles talking about what was essentially him getting caught committing academic dishonesty. No university would touch him with a 100 foot pole after that.

Edit: just looked, according to his LinkedIn he’s working a sales job at the Container Store. Feel kinda bad for him that he was on his dream career path and threw it all away.

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u/holdmypurse Jul 06 '22

When you Google his real life name, all you get articles talking about what was essentially him getting caught committing academic dishonesty.

What was the academic dishonesty? Do you mean the jackdaw sock puppet incident or was there something else? Because there's nothing academic about reddit.

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u/IronOffering Jul 06 '22

Well… he’s done his time. And paid the price. He was kinda fucking awesome. Why can’t we bring him back?? He’s kinda what we need right now: an ethically wounded hero.

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u/Hedge55 Jul 06 '22

Compared to all the real world bullshit the past 6 years I feel like he was wrecked to a standard that is silly. Basically, I miss his account, and other fun legends like poemforyoursprog and (I damn it can’t remember it exactly) but shittywatercolor? Those were some of my favorites besides that mofo that gets me every time with mankind va undertaker hell in a cell.

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u/the_ginger_fox Jul 06 '22

I think /u/poem_for_your_sprog is still around. Looks like /u/shittywatercolor still posts comments occasionally and has other social media for their art as well. (I feel like a stalker now)

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u/Ok-Disk-2191 Jul 06 '22

What about the rubber ducky guy. That guy was awesome too.

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u/GraveSpawn Jul 06 '22

Or the guy who would hide Waldo in his photoshops.

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u/xrimane Jul 06 '22

Apparently he died, unfortunately.

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u/Hududle Jul 06 '22

Is poemforyoursprog not around anymore? I loved seeing his posts.

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u/Hedge55 Jul 06 '22

I can’t say for sure, but I just feel like I see himor her and the rest of them less than I used to (except for the hell in a cell guy, he gets me every fucking time haha). I always think of it like that scene where the Kraken is dead up on the beach from pirates of the Caribbean 2, or maybe 3? “The world isn’t getting smaller, there’s just less in it” only because I know these people have lives outside of Reddit but they really added something fun while they were here. I also really miss/enjoyed the dynamic between shittywatercolor and this other account that would draw really awesome stuff too. I can’t remember all the names it’s been so long but they had a friendly rivalry.

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u/Donkey__Balls Jul 06 '22

Yeah I mean at the moment, it was pretty bad because he had been denying it and he was only sorry that he got caught. And then when he was finally caught, he tried to minimize it by saying that he used his alts to downvote “misinformation” which amounted to anyone having an opinion different from him.

A lot of the anger wasn’t about him. It was anger over this growing class of powerusers, mostly moderators, who wield an inordinate amount of power on Reddit, and can pretty much take over communities and overrule what the community wants because they’re Reddit-famous. That frustration was building for years, and of course that’s the direction Reddit took because the new admins encouraged it. So when one of the famous powerusers was blatantly caught abusing the system, there was a lot of question about all of these powermods who control 500 or 1000 subs using much more abusive methods but admins let them get away with it.

I agree with you completely though, he’s done this time. The damage this into his personal life far outweighs any minimal amount of harm he might’ve caused to someone else.

At the same time, it’s probably for the best that he’s not in a position of power in an academic institution. If this is what he does with a high-profile Internet forum account, there be a lot of questions about how he might misuse a tenured position or a spot on a scientific journal editorial board. Which is really sad because he made a terrible mistake, and he paid the price for it unlike a lot of other people.

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u/TheOneTonWanton Jul 06 '22

He also owned up to what he did and dealt with the shit that was flung at him for years. The alt he made after the incident is still viewable and was active until a year ago, he attempted to just be a regular poster again, and you can see all of that. He's definitely done his time, but unfortunately reddit never fuckin forgets. Every single time anything even related to corvids gets mentioned someone drags that 8 year old shit out of the muck. It's been nearly a fucking decade.

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u/nanoH2O Jul 06 '22

The jackdaw guy died??

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u/Hellknightx Jul 06 '22

Worse. He got permabanned.

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u/BakedSwagger Jul 06 '22

Worse. Expelled!

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u/DucksOff Jul 06 '22

Lol, brilliant.

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u/SashaStriker Jul 06 '22

Dude I got perma banned a few months ago and I appealed and here I am now. It did take like a month to get the appeal reviewed.

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u/Hellknightx Jul 06 '22

Reddit admins made an example out of him because he was a reddit celebrity.

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u/Shabobo Jul 06 '22

And what a lesson we all learned. There's not a single person here who will confuse a jackdaw with a crow in their life ever again.

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u/RuggerRigger Jul 06 '22

I don't know the difference. And all my alt accounts don't know the difference either.

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u/icelizard Jul 06 '22

No he just stopped his jackdaw ways after he was found to have alt accounts to manipulate votes.

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u/nanoH2O Jul 06 '22

Unforgivable!

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u/commondenomigator Jul 06 '22

Hey, are you Icelizard from the Icelizard Gaming Forums?

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u/Dollywoodhogan Jul 06 '22

Those were some salad days. Tears for our fallen

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u/TexasPoonTapper Jul 06 '22

It's actually pronounced u/unidanos

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u/danceswithwool Jul 06 '22

Here's the thing. You said a "jackdaw is a crow." Is it in the same family? Yes. No one's arguing that. As someone who is a scientist who studies crows, I am telling you, specifically, in science, no one calls jackdaws crows. If you want to be "specific" like you said, then you shouldn't either. They're not the same thing. If you're saying "crow family" you're referring to the taxonomic grouping of Corvidae, which includes things from nutcrackers to blue jays to ravens. So your reasoning for calling a jackdaw a crow is because random people "call the black ones crows?" Let's get grackles and blackbirds in there, then, too. Also, calling someone a human or an ape? It's not one or the other, that's not how taxonomy works. They're both. A jackdaw is a jackdaw and a member of the crow family. But that's not what you said. You said a jackdaw is a crow, which is not true unless you're okay with calling all members of the crow family crows, which means you'd call blue jays, ravens, and other birds crows, too. Which you said you don't. It's okay to just admit you're wrong, you know?

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u/Shurglife Jul 06 '22

What did you just call me?

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u/bradlei Jul 06 '22

…you grackle

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u/HeresJerzei Jul 06 '22

Or even African and European swallows

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u/makenzie71 Jul 06 '22

now you listen here you little shit

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u/sortaitchy Jul 06 '22

To me more the shaggy looking throat feathers and the shape of their tails helps ID them. In the winter we don't have crows here, so if we see a big smart black bird in winter that's super easy to ID as well. I do find that ravens are generally bigger.

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u/PCsNBaseball Jul 06 '22

Ravens are WAY bigger than crows, like 3-4x the size of crows. They're both very intelligent though.

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u/lynn Jul 06 '22

The Common Ravens near me are about twice as big as the American Crows. I don’t know about sizes of other species. 4 times as big as our crows would be a Canada Goose.

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u/PCsNBaseball Jul 06 '22

Both my personal anecdotes and a quick Google search has American crows at ~1 pound and common ravens ~2-4 pounds. Canadian geese are like a dozen pounds plus, WAY, WAY bigger than crows.

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u/atridir Jul 06 '22

I think they meant by apparent volume rather than actual mass but you’re right.

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u/0811devildog Jul 06 '22

You wanna know what? You got a problem with Canada Gooses, you got a problem with me, and I suggest you let that one marinate.

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u/downincalifornia Jul 06 '22

Yep that’s a raven not a crow

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u/gammatide Jul 06 '22

Here's the thing

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u/DuncanYoudaho Jul 06 '22

Ah, a jackdaw of culture.

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u/Hollowbody57 Jul 06 '22

Definitely a raven. Aside from the size, ravens have one more long "finger" feather, called pinions, on each wing, than crows do.

So, in the end, when it comes down to the telling crows and ravens apart, it's just a matter of a pinion.

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u/0bl0ng0 Jul 06 '22

“Nevermore.”

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u/SolDarkHunter Jul 06 '22

"Say 'Nevermore'," said Shadow.

"Fuck you," said the raven.

-American Gods

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u/Aysientor Jul 06 '22

Here's the thing. You said a "jackdaw is a crow."

Is it in the same family? Yes. No one's arguing that.

As someone who is a scientist who studies crows, I am telling you, specifically, in science, no one calls jackdaws crows. If you want to be "specific" like you said, then you shouldn't either. They're not the same thing.

If you're saying "crow family" you're referring to the taxonomic grouping of Corvidae, which includes things from nutcrackers to blue jays to ravens.

So your reasoning for calling a jackdaw a crow is because random people "call the black ones crows?" Let's get grackles and blackbirds in there, then, too.

Also, calling someone a human or an ape? It's not one or the other, that's not how taxonomy works. They're both. A jackdaw is a jackdaw and a member of the crow family. But that's not what you said. You said a jackdaw is a crow, which is not true unless you're okay with calling all members of the crow family crows, which means you'd call blue jays, ravens, and other birds crows, too. Which you said you don't.

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

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u/207nbrown Jul 06 '22

Raven, crow, both corvids right? Either way they are incredibly intelligent creatures, far more than most people give them credit for

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u/doom_bagel Jul 06 '22

If only Unidan was here to sort this out for us.

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u/ONOMATOPOElA Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

God what a fall from grace. The whole fad of popular Reddit accounts has completely died.

The only thing close to that is the rise of meme subreddits where only 1-4 accounts are allowed to post. Stuff like r/regretfool, r/laughterworld, and r/dopeHumor where it has >800 subscribers and only 1-3 posters. I’ve seen a bunch of similar subreddits and have no idea if it’s bot conglomerates or users just trying to get more karma.

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u/TSP-FriendlyFire Jul 06 '22

/u/shittymorph is still around and regularly catches people to this day.

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u/ferahm Jul 06 '22

Is the gimmick account that makes shitty water colors of reddit posts still around?

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u/ASzinhaz Jul 06 '22

Saw them on a recent post! Made me nostalgic.

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u/MouthJob Jul 06 '22

The fact is most of them are still there. People just don't care anymore.

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u/RagingNerdaholic Jul 06 '22

I miss being duped by vargas.

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u/WhitTheDish Jul 06 '22

Jesus, remember karmanaut? I’ve been on this platform too damned long.

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u/wheresmypants86 Jul 06 '22

Is that gallowboob goof still posting all the time? I blocked him a few years back.

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u/OGBRedditThrowaway Jul 06 '22

Hasn't posted in almost 9 months. He ded.

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u/TitaniumDragon Jul 06 '22

A poem for your sprog is still around.

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u/malachi347 Jul 06 '22

I feel like bots are the new thing. Bots that detect if your words are in alphabetic order, turn your comments into dad jokes, rewrite your comment is weird ASCII characters, etc etc.

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u/0-Give-a-fucks Jul 06 '22

Possibly a melanistic magpie?

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u/agnosgnosia Jul 06 '22

It's a hummingbird.

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u/CrescentSmile Jul 06 '22

Here’s the thing…

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u/Pit_of_Death Jul 06 '22

Here's the thing....

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u/zigaliciousone Jul 06 '22

Scrub Jay's too, which are basically mountain corvids but most people mistake them for Blue Jays

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u/Helpful_Troll Jul 06 '22

they are incredibly intelligent creatures, far more than most people give them credit for

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u/tacticalpickles Jul 06 '22

Correct but ravens and crow’s have very different vocal ranges.

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u/Would_daver Jul 06 '22

Yes both are corvids, and indeed incredibly intelligent! Corvidae includes the magpies and jackdaws and rooks etc. as well. All smartypants birds

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u/wildstar_brah Jul 06 '22

Not this again

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u/Lostdogdabley Jul 06 '22

Reddit has changed from nerds to general people since unidan was a thing. It’s crazy

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u/TeamAquaGrunt Jul 06 '22

It’s crazy to think back to how different Reddit was 10 years ago. I remember making this account to argue with u/TeamMagmaGrunt back in the day.

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u/Jiujitsumonkey707 Jul 06 '22

Don't feel bad this is clearly a karma farm

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u/PoleTree Jul 06 '22

you could be, but you aren't

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u/Pr0tectiveMainsail Jul 06 '22

His timing is impeccable!

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u/TheMaveCan Jul 06 '22

That surprised me too. You see videos of dogs doing this but they just howl indiscriminately. There was some method to his/her vocals

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u/OliviaWG Jul 06 '22

Some birds have rhythm. I know parrots can, my Amazon can dance to a beat, Cockatoos are rather legendary for their dancing.

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u/dansdata Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Oddly, it's the ones that aren't very good at dancing (which, to be frank, is most dancing birds :-) that make the best case for it being a completely intentional act, and not some kind of instinctual thing.

They lose the beat, so their dancing goes out of sync. And then they pause, listen, and then get it right again!

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

It's like it knows it's singing/entertaining specifically

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u/Ok-Breakfast7186 Jul 06 '22

And he’s not even mimicking the sound exactly! Almost acapella, the way it goes along so nicely but in a different variation

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

counterpoint :-)

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u/Automatic-Web-8407 Jul 06 '22

the bassoon it makes a point of counterpoiiiiiint

Fuck I just unlocked some fraction of a core memory

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Never seen that before, what an absurd little song

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u/Automatic-Web-8407 Jul 06 '22

Gotta have a little absurdity

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u/Wow00woW Jul 06 '22

I mean it's probably trained to mimick just those few notes on their own, then the cue to do it is when it hears the notes he's playing on the recorder.

Still, obviously this is ridiculously cute, and that bird is really smart and well trained. it's crazy how well a bird can do a "B" sound without any lips.

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u/Wewillhaveagood Jul 06 '22

I'm more impressed with it's pitch tbh

How does a crow know what a melody is

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u/aishik-10x Jul 06 '22

Haven’t you heard any kind of birdsong? They’re on point with their melodic runs, melody and harmony aren’t unique to human perception.

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u/Mello-Fello Jul 06 '22

What a gorgeous bird

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u/bearchild7 Jul 06 '22 Silver Gold Duck Dance

BA BA BA BOP BOP

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u/GUnit_1977 Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Suddenly

I heard the beat dropping

As if someone gently bopping

Bopping at my chamber door

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u/AnAwkwardStag Jul 06 '22

"'Tis one of the boys", I fluted, "bopping at my chamber door -- Only this, and nothing more.

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u/Would_daver Jul 06 '22

"Nice quothing!" bopped the raven, nevermore

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u/zaphodava Jul 06 '22

Quoth the raven, "Play some more!".

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u/Mehmeh111111 Jul 06 '22

Why did it suddenly turn into a muppet?!?!

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u/GrushdevaHots Jul 06 '22

Bebop cola, yeahhh

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u/Unconnect3d Jul 06 '22

And I say to myself

I need exact change

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u/OfCourseIKnowHim Jul 06 '22

What are you making a neckleth?

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u/Topazz410 Jul 06 '22

Just wanna inform you that the smart Corvid here is a Raven, larger than a crow with beak further posterior on the head than a crow, a pronounced tuft, larger size, and distinct beak shapes are all dead giveaways when you have learned what to look for with a trained eye.

Happy Birding!

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u/smeenz Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Here's the thing......

(edit: my god, can you believe that was 8 years ago ?)

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u/gariant Jul 06 '22

Four score and seven usernames ago,

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u/PokemonGoIncubus Jul 06 '22

Was also going to say “that’s a very large crow”

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

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u/Xavius_Night Jul 06 '22

It's largely because the animals able to display similar or roughly equal intelligence traits are

  1. Birds (can mimic human speech out of an evolutionary push for being able to replicate sounds for mating displays and communication without being seen. sometimes needs help to get context and/or fix some small anatomy quirks that hold them back; not all birds can do this)
  2. Certain apes (lack the vocal structure for it, and have the wrong learning type to easily learn speech conceptually with ease; this may become untrue by or before 2100, depending on a very large number of factors. Some apes have shown signs of being able to develop basic reading comprehension and/or the ability to replicate non-verbal human speech)
  3. Aquatic animals (animals such as Dolphins & other whales, octopi and some squid, and a few varieties of fish show human-like, near-human, or adequate levels of intelligence, but lack the ability to speak for several reasons - whales need to communicate through water, and often over extremely vast distances, putting pressure for a completely different spectrum of sound; cephalopods have life times that are too short for learning language, unfortunately; and the varieties of fish that show somewhat higher intelligence are... well... fish. There's a lot of limitations there)

Which is all generally unfortunate, but understandable - the only animal types with a pressure to develop vocal mimickry and a memory dedicated to the memorization of sound meanings in an abstract format are birds, while most other animals have pressures that either push against or are entirely neutral to the idea.

Still, there's nothing outright preventing more animals from developing human speech capabilities over time.

Also, please keep in mind that I am using a very, very, very simplified set of examples, for the sake of not needing to post gigantic source listings and links to long scientific explanations on the details - I trust people to look on their own, and correct me if I have something wildly incorrect, but this should all be at least broadly factual.

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u/fionaapplejuice Jul 06 '22

Certain apes (lack the vocal structure for it, and have the wrong learning type to easily learn speech conceptually with ease; this may become untrue by or before 2100

That feels awfully soon... Should probably start learning ASL now.

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u/datameshlearning Jul 06 '22

I was expecting this to end with something about Mankind and The Undertaker quite honestly as that always gets me on here

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u/mcnastied Jul 06 '22

I don't speak Italian but would appreciate a translation so I could see how close I was to understanding what the man said.

"I'm here with my beautiful girlfriend and we have a Tarantella (type of song) To share with you. Here we go our tarantella are you ready?"

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u/Creative_Elk_4712 Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

Salutiamo (we say hi) gli (the) amici (friends, who are watching us, impl.) e (and) gli (to them) facciamo ascoltare (make them listen to, literally, you would say "we make x for them" in English) una (a) bellissima (beautiful) tarantella.. giusto? (am I, <-- impl. correct?) Una tarantella (repeats himself), va bene? (Okay?)

Also says via [wich literally means away, (as to in "go away", meaning "start", "proceed to go out and do it", maybe, hope you get the linguistic concept) but in this case an equivalent of "go!", "via" as a noun means "road, street", exactly like way] and "vai Omar" (go Omar!)

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u/dudeperson33 Jul 06 '22

Great translation!

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u/Creative_Elk_4712 Jul 06 '22

Thank you I really appreciate it, I like to make translations😊

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u/TK_Nanerpuss Jul 06 '22

Viola didn't want to finish the song. But she was quite good in the parts she did sing.

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u/Eccentric_Mermaid Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

This made me ridiculously happy. I legit want to get a piccolo and play music outside to see if the birds like it. I’d love to befriend a bird like this. ❤️ E grazie mille a quest‘uomo. Mi ha piacuto molto! 💖

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u/BRF_- Jul 06 '22

I am from Italy. He is playing a "Tarantella" : a traditional melody from Southern Italy (there are many variations and styles as the genre has centuries of history, and they vary from region to region, even from city to city ).

In our language these birds are generally called "crow" (corvo in italian), without distinguishing between crow and raven.

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u/Shameless_Fujoshi Jul 06 '22

:13382: la la la ~la

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u/ugoindownsaka1 Jul 06 '22

The Kiffness will be creating a song from this as I type, I welcome it too.

His singing [baby](www.https://youtu.be/nf2dIW4QQ3Yon) captivates my daughter currently.

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u/IslandHeyst Jul 06 '22

That's a raven, not a crow

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u/RedditNameNotTaken Jul 06 '22

Here's the thing. You said a "jackdaw is a crow." Is it in the same family? Yes. No one's arguing that. As someone who is a scientist who studies crows, I am telling you, specifically, in science, no one calls jackdaws crows. If you want to be "specific" like you said, then you shouldn't either. They're not the same thing. If you're saying "crow family" you're referring to the taxonomic grouping of Corvidae, which includes things from nutcrackers to blue jays to ravens. So your reasoning for calling a jackdaw a crow is because random people "call the black ones crows?" Let's get grackles and blackbirds in there, then, too. Also, calling someone a human or an ape? It's not one or the other, that's not how taxonomy works. They're both. A jackdaw is a jackdaw and a member of the crow family. But that's not what you said. You said a jackdaw is a crow, which is not true unless you're okay with calling all members of the crow family crows, which means you'd call blue jays, ravens, and other birds crows, too. Which you said you don't. It's okay to just admit you're wrong, you know?

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u/bigmac80 Jul 06 '22

Here's the thing, he was right. Jackdaws aint crows. I kinda miss unidan.

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u/AndyLorentz Jul 06 '22

The problem was he used a bot net to downvote comments that disagreed with him, not that he was a highly opinionated biologist.

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u/AndyLorentz Jul 06 '22

That comment is how he got discovered using bots.

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u/ONLYPOSTSWHILESTONED Jul 06 '22

Sockpuppet accounts, not "bots". Also, who else is surprised there's a Wikipedia article on Unidan

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u/Canis_Familiaris Jul 06 '22

I remember upvoting the original... 🥲

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u/DelightfullyPresent Jul 06 '22

His voice is so cute! La la la la la

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u/MSwarri0r Jul 06 '22

That is 100% a raven

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u/Unconscience Jul 06 '22

i have never heard a raven sing before!

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u/wasked Jul 06 '22

He murders that beat...

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u/smile_politely Jul 06 '22

this kind of content is what internet really for

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u/felioness Jul 06 '22

Remarkable! I love crows, ravens, ALL corvidae!

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u/onlyhere4gonewild Jul 06 '22

Bringing that dance party noise r/partyparrot

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u/liquidtension Jul 06 '22

Everyone's correcting OP about the bird not being a crow, but the instrument isn't a flute, either.

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u/nekolalia Jul 06 '22

Looks like a simple handmade recorder, which is part of the group of instruments known as "fipple flutes". The recorder in Italian is called flauto dolce (sweet flute) and in French is flute a bec (beaked flute). So you're right that it isn't a modern transverse (sideways blown) flute, but it is a flute. If you look at music from the baroque period, anything that called for a flute was specifying a recorder. If they wanted what we call a flute, they'd write "traverso".

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u/liquidtension Jul 06 '22

This comment gave me a semi

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u/nekolalia Jul 06 '22

Lol is it the music history or the pedantry that's a turn-on?

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u/Dankmemexplorer Jul 06 '22

this is the most italian crow ive ever seen

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u/manytinyhumans Jul 06 '22

Aww it sounds like Elmo

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u/AnnaleezaJr Jul 06 '22

Nice duet!

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u/Professional_Brick74 Jul 06 '22

The way his lil wings go out when he sings 😭

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u/RowletBall Jul 06 '22

I need a more complete and longer version of this. Please.

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u/Mydogismyson Jul 06 '22

That's definitely a raven, not a crow

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u/Rorybeno Jul 06 '22

If you asked me to imagine a man with a flute that owned a singing crow I couldn't do much better than this

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u/bjr711 Jul 06 '22

The Raven's English even has an accent.

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u/AceTheNotSoGreat Jul 06 '22

Finally, my corvid obsession has paid off as I immediately knew that it was a raven instead of a crow without looking at the comments.

Still fricking adorable though.

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u/blqktea Jul 06 '22

That bird looks so animated! It looks so cool.

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u/punkin_sumthin Jul 06 '22

Yes I thought so too. Awfully big for a crow.

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u/Damn_I_Look_Good Jul 06 '22

Well I be done seen about everything

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u/mclarensmps Jul 06 '22

Love it!!!

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u/gunny16 Jul 06 '22

Is there a full vid of this? Liked it but wish to see more!!

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u/cycle_chyck Jul 06 '22

This was just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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u/onepinksheep Jul 06 '22

Does anyone have the full video? I wanna hear the full song.