There is another clip on the net, showing a single Hooded Crow inciting another
pair of cats to riot. At times, the crow seems to be trying to join the melee.
The video can be seen at
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On 29/06/2012, at 11:16, brian fleming <> wrote:
> This one has been circulating for a couple of years, still worth watching. My
> guess is that the two Hoodie Crows are defending a breeding territory, and
> dislike the presence of cats. Many birds will attack a cat - I've seen a
> Willy Wagtail disconcert a large tom-cat by dashing in to tweak its tail and
> snatch fur from its back - and the Crows are clearly pretty effective.
> But the two cats were really having a face-off at the start, staying at a
> distance and threatening each other. The Crows teased the pied cat and its
> reaction pushed him over the trigger distance for the black cat, so the fight
> started. I don't believe the Crows intended the cat-fight to happen, they
> just wanted an absence of cats - and got it.
> When I went further down your site I found myself listening to an audio from
> a 'described as' expert on animal behaviour, whose comments were very much
> along these lines.
> Anthea Fleming
> On 28/06/2012 7:42 PM, Carl Clifford wrote:
>> I have seen some interesting and unusual behavior from various Corvid
>> species over the years, but nothing as bizarre as this.
>> Any ideas as to what the crows may have been doing? Other than fulfilling
>> some strange death wish, that is.
>> Carl Clifford
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