When you google image search “baby crow,” the first picture that pops up of an adorable, fluffy bird is not actually a crow! It’s a buff-banded rail, a species not even closely related to the crow. Real baby crows are born altricial, meaning they are under-developed, unable to feed themselves, and featherless. The buff-banded rail, on the other hand, is precocial, meaning it is quite self-sufficient at birth, requires little parental care, and starts out with a cute set of downy feathers.
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