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Jackdaw. Corvus monedula

Jackdaw. Corvus monedula

This is a bird in the UK and is the smallest crow with a wingspan of around 70cm, you can tell jackdaws apart from other corvids, not only by their size, but by the silvery grey sheen to the back of its head, its short, stubby bill and its pale blueish-white eyes.

Jackdaws mate for life, often sitting next to each other as they preen. You can pick out mated pairs when flocks are in flight as they fly closer to each other than the rest of the jackdaws in the flock.

They are very social birds and their call is a cheery familiar ‘tchack’ sound – like its name.


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