Bird, Pilatus  

Bird takes selfie

See if you can find the difference in this double image of a bird posing for our photographer at the top of Mount Pilatus in Switzerland. In German the tame black bird is called a ‘Bergdohle’, literally a ‘mountain jackdaw’ in English, and ‘corvus monedula’ in Latin. These are very clever birds who quickly learn how to beg for food from tourists, and yet know how to keep out of trouble. Their natural diet is seeds, fruit and small insects, so our man’s peanut is in the right area, although the salt on the peanut may not do it much good. Mountain jackdaws are also scavengers, and will eat dead animals, and even steal other birds’ eggs.