Playout date: 1 April 2007
This hasn’t happened to me since, in my interactions with the crows of Warsaw. I’ve been divebombed by them, had food stolen by them, and been defecated on by them , but this is the first and last time I got a human impersonation out of one of them. Thankfully I had a camera to hand.
The bird is wild, in a park. Some people ventured in the comments that it must have been around people a lot, but of course that is not necessary. Being around people doesn’t give a bird a different set of vocal chords or mental functions. If a domesticated parrot or corvid will talk, then so will a wild one, if it feels like it. They don’t need years of practice.
The fact that this was uploaded on April 1 might have led people to think it was an April Fool’s Day joke, but I don’t do them and don’t normally enjoy the “humour” of pranks that people come up with in a forced way on that day.
Quote of the clip: “Hello!”
***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 26,613
Likes at the time added to HTV: 50
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 4
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 99.8%
Comments at time added: 33
Total interactions at time added: 87
Total interactions to views 0.3%
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ31
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Szczesliwicki Park, Warsaw
Other people featured: None
Music used: None
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Grey crow, also known as Hooded crow. Corvus cornix (L., 1758)
Other remarks: See the comments for the people who think this is fake, but I don’t do fake.