Why do animals get together in large numbers? Often it’s about food. Dr. Kevin McGowan describes the feeding behaviors of Bald Eagles and Northwestern Crows on a crowded beach near Homer, Alaska. Watch as the crows jockey for position at carcasses paying close attention to the movements of the eagles and fellow crows. The keen observational skills of the crows sometimes win them a tasty morsel. Dr. McGowan is the instructor of the Cornell Lab’s online courses in bird ID and behavior.

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