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Eurasian Jackdaw

ID Info
  • Eurasian Jackdaw
  • Eurasian Jackdaw
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Silhouette CrowsCrows
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Corvidae

Basic Description

Eurasian Jackdaws are diminutive crows, easily recognizable by their gray-on-charcoal color pattern, pale eyes, and piercing calls. They are at home in towns and cities, where they nest in chimneys, forage on lawns, and roost in wooded parks. Jackdaws are very social birds, gathering in flocks to feed together and ply the wind in coordinated, acrobatic flight. They typically feed on invertebrates, fruits, seeds, carrion, and even refuse, but some individuals learn to raid nests at seabird and heron colonies.

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Other Names

  • Grajilla Occidental (Spanish)
  • Choucas des tours (French)
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