I was walking through a small park when two crows started cawing at me, and followed me, flying from tree-to-tree as I walked. I speculate that this is a territorial or protective behaviour, but what I found different was the crows were violently pecking the branches nearby them. I have no memories coming to mind of seeing this behaviour beforehand. I speculate that this behaviour could be threat displays, but a quick search on Google did not reveal to me any authoritative studies on this phenomenon. I'd appreciate more information and sources.
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