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Instant Genius Podcast: Crows, rooks and ravens, with Dr Kaeli Swift

Published: 31st January, 2022 at 07:00
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Ornithologist Dr Kaeli Swift joins us on our podcasts, Instant Genius and Instant Genius Extra.

Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to ornithologist Dr Kaeli Swift.


She's an expert on corvids, a group that includes crows, ravens, magpies, rooks and more. She tells us all about their lifestyle and intelligence, and how you can befriend a crow.

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And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Kaeli on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, Kaeli explains the intriguing funeral rituals carried out by crows.

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Alice Lipscombe-SouthwellManaging editor, BBC Science Focus

Alice is the managing editor at BBC Science Focus Magazine. She has a BSc in zoology with marine zoology. Her interests include natural history, wildlife, the outdoors, health and fitness.


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