Mobile bird identification
Adult Male and Female
The Jackdaw looks all black but closer inspection reveals a grey nape and back with a jet black crown and wings and unlike other crows a distinctive whitish eye. The Jackdaw is a much smaller bird than the Carrion Crow or Rook.
Jackdaw Corvus monedula
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Resident common breeder across most of Europe. A summer visitor to Northern Europe.
A bird of farmland, parks and towns nesting in ruined buildings, cliffs and holes in trees.
A social noisy bird, the Jackdaw lives and nests in small flocks, although solitary birds will nest in isolation if a suitable nest site is found. The Jackdaw can be quite tame around towns often seeking food from people feeding pigeons in parks.
Species: C. monedula
Flock of Jackdaw feeding
Jet black crown and face
Black wings and tail
Dark grey neck and back
Note the dark cap, grey head and neck and the striking light coloured eye which separates it from all other common crows.
Round tail, pointed wings, medium size, pointed bill.
Greyish colour, small size, short wings.
Diamond tail, fingered wings, long neck, largest crow.
Square tail, medium size, short neck.
Square tail, medium size, short neck, grey body.