Samples collected from the dead birds have been sent to the forest department for further action, according to a wildlife warden.
Bird flu has been reported in parts of Alappuzha and Kottayam districts in Kerala, prompting officials to cull over 69,000 birds, including ducks and chicken.
Disappearing crows, a wake up-caw: Intelligent birds just like humans, action needed before numbers further dwindle
Like humans, crows plan for the future. They store tools for later use, cache food, and only hide those pieces of food that they know will be running low in the future.
The intelligent crow: Like in Aesop's famous fable, bird understands basic cause-effect relations, show studies
Crows and ants are my “thing”. So smart, so elegant, so sophisticated, so family-minded, so disciplined — everything that humans should be and are not, writes Maneka Gandhi.
The Stories In My Life: Ruskin Bond's writing shines in the stories of Speedy, a wise, discursive crow
Speedy, the crow who features in Ruskin Bond's story A Crow For All Seasons, is someone really special; his observations on life in general and stupid humans (and boorish dogs) in particular are keen and perceptive. His story might be variously titled ‘A Day In The Life Of The Uncommon Crow’ or ‘The Universe According To Speedy, The Crow'.
While ape brains weigh 275 to 500 gm on average, birds, who are just as skilful despite lacking a cortex, only manage five to 20 gm