Friday, 18 February 2011

The Intelligent Corvid Family













Raven youths who rove in gangs,
the Boffins now have found,
have hormone levels raised by stress!
A surprise, I'll be bound!

It used to be the theory
that Mums and Dads in pairs
had the hardest tasks of all,
defending what was theirs.

But Raven Ravers in their gangs
although they share their food,
are worse off than the families
who decide to raise a brood

and choose a life long partner.
It now seems that is best
for more harmonious living's
found inside the family nest!

© Jinksy

Ravens 'stressed by gang life'
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Jinksy blogs as Napple Notes and Alias Jinksy

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