Keynote Leavenworth Bird Festival 2012

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  • Norse mythology Odin was the primary god, and his familiars were the two ravens Hugin and Munin, who brought him news of both earth and heaven. The Germans referred to Odin as Wotan and thus in German the raven may be referred to as WotansvogelHuginn (thought) and Muninn (memory) were the twin ravens thatserved Odin, whispering in his ear all that they had learned during the day.Bryn Terfel combines 80s glam and pirate chic as Wotan in Wagner's "Das Rheingold."
  • Norse mythology Odin was the primary god, and his familiars were the two ravens Hugin and Munin, who brought him news of both earth and heaven. The Germans referred to Odin as Wotan and thus in German the raven may be referred to as WotansvogelHuginn (thought) and Muninn (memory) were the twin ravens thatserved Odin, whispering in his ear all that they had learned during the day.Bryn Terfel combines 80s glam and pirate chic as Wotan in Wagner's "Das Rheingold."
  • Keynote Leavenworth Bird Festival 2012

    1. 1. Friends or Foes: The Field Readable Bird and Stories about People and Crows David P. Craig Willamette University - Department of Biology
    2. 2. King of Corvidology & Angell of Black Arts John Marzluff and Tony Angell Monday, June 18 7:00p at Village Books, Bellingham, WA
    3. 3. Janice Wagner “The Big Debate”
    4. 4. Spring Day in Bavaria 151 years ago Spring Day in Bavaria 150 MYA
    5. 5. Pedro Fernandes
    6. 6. As the crow flies…the raven may soar
    7. 7. Royal Bayreuth BavarianPorcelain Antique Creamer
    8. 8. Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort Leavenworth, WA
    9. 9. Arc of Time
    10. 10. Everybody has a crow story
    11. 11. Everybody has a crow story
    12. 12. A raven is the first birdreleased from Noah‟s Ark (Gen 8:7).
    13. 13. San Onofre a.k.a St Onuphrius by the Spanish painter, Francisco Collantes (1599-1656) Museo del Prado
    14. 14. St Paule theHermit with St Anthony the Great Coptic (Egyptian 4th century) "Now, I know that you are one of the children of God. For 70 years, the Lord has been sending to me everyday, half a loaf ofbread, but today, the Lord is sending your food also.”
    15. 15. Elijah Fed by the Raven c. 1510 Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo
    16. 16. VelasquezSaint Anthony Abbot and St. Paul the Hermit c. 1642 Mattia Preti St. Paul the Hermit Circa 1660
    17. 17. Elijah in the wilderness, by Washington Allston 1818
    18. 18. St Anthony and St Paul in the Desert David Teniers 1636-38
    19. 19. “Priory of Sion”
    20. 20. Da Vinci Code anyone?
    21. 21. Everybody has a crow story
    22. 22. Everybody has a crow story
    23. 23. Everybody has a crow story
    24. 24. „Welcome to Science Whitewing” “I got him, John!” “How was your climb?”
    25. 25. Predator Recognition by Crows
    26. 26. Crow Call TypesCawScold
    27. 27. Sociality and Relatively LargeBrains May Enable Discrimination
    28. 28. Evolution of cognition JAYDEN VAN HORIK,NATHAN J. EMERY DOI: 10.1002/wcs.144
    29. 29. Evolution of cognition JAYDEN VAN HORIK,NATHAN J. EMERY DOI: 10.1002/wcs.144
    30. 30. Can You Tell the Difference Between Dick Cheney and a Caveman? Caveman Cheney
    31. 31. Can Crows Tell the Difference Between Dick Cheney and a Caveman? Caveman Cheney
    32. 32. Halloween Mask Sales on Amazon Predicted Election
    33. 33. Two Main Questions1) Can wild American Crows learn to recognize individual people?2) Does social learning take place?
    34. 34. What About Ordinary Faces?
    35. 35. Study Treatments• Ten trials per site• Nine treatments per trial – Negative mask – Five neutral masks – Negative mask + armband – Two neutral masks + armband
    36. 36. The Dangerous Face is AlwaysRecognized, andEspecially Likelyto Attract a Mob. But not Perfectly
    37. 37. Two Mask Trials• One mask at a time• Choice among masks
    38. 38. Video Clip of Choice Trial
    39. 39. When presented a choice between a Dangerous and a Neutral Mask, Crows accurately identify the Dangerous
    40. 40. Two Main Questions1) Can American Crows learn to recognize individual people?2) Does social learning take place?
    41. 41. Acquisition of Information• Individual “trial and error” Learning – Allows Flexibility – But, Dangerous• Social Learning – Flexible – Reduced Cost
    42. 42. Three Opportunities for Observational Learning1) At time of capture2) Associating with crows who were captured when they encounter the trapping mask at a later date3) Young of crows who had been captured
    43. 43. Spread in the GeographicalExtent of Scoldingthe Extraordinary Face over 3.3 Years
    44. 44. Urban Site (B.) shows a result similar to thecampus study butnot elsewhere (A.) Downtown urban site has similar density and unpredictable identity of humans as does the pilot campus site Dangerous mask downtown was bald man, most similar to extraordinary face from campus
    45. 45. Individuals with the Direct Experience of Being CapturedLearned to Discriminate Faces More Accurately Than ThoseOnly Observing Capture or Subsequent Scolding of Captors
    46. 46. Vertical Learning• We put a radio tag on young crows (without ourselves wearing a mask) whose parents scold the dangerous mask• While under parental care, the young observe their parents scold the dangerous mask• Independent of parental care, the young crow scolds the dangerous mask
    47. 47. Juvenile Scolding Mask
    48. 48. Crow Paradox
    49. 49. Face Recognition is Challenging
    50. 50. Thanks to Kaeli Swift and many other Willamette University undergraduates
    51. 51. A Quest for Field Readable Birds
    52. 52. The First „Readable Bird‟ Mecklenberg Pfeiflstorch (Arrow Stork of Mecklenbierg)David P. Craig – Department of Biology, Willamette University, Salem, OR USA
    53. 53. Everybody has a crow story
    54. 54. This is the final Illustration about the "Crows of Sendai City". Photoshop and Illustrator used. (© Rafael Koller. All rights reserved)

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