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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Passeriformes - Corvidae Passeriformes - Corvidae
European Jackdaw - Coloes monedula European Jackdaw - Coloes monedula

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Passeriformes - Corvidae Passeriformes - Corvidae
European Jackdaw - Coloes monedula European Jackdaw - Coloes monedula

European Jackdaw:   UK Status: Resident.

Habitat: This bird can be found in almost any habitat, it is commonly seen near human habitation, and is found in parks, gardens, hedgerows and woodland. They are very gregarious, and nest in communal groups. They feed on many different foods including human food waste, nuts, seeds and fruit. They will also take chicks from other species nests, as a food source.

Breeding: This bird builds its nest of sticks and twigs, in trees, cliff ledges and older buildings where there is access to the roof space. The female lays four two five, pale blue to blue green eggs. Juvenile birds have blue eyes, as they start to mature their eyes gradually turn to a very pale blue grey colour. The plumage of birds up to about two years old is different in having shades of deep brown, especially in the flight feathers.

Comment: It is widespread and generally common throughout the British Isles. Also to be found in Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. This bird has four recognised sub species, the plumage of the four all differing slightly. Western Eurasian, Eastern Eurasian, Nordic and Algerian are the four sub species, the Nordic is sometimes seen in the UK. 

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Passeriformes - Corvidae Passeriformes - Corvidae Passeriformes - Corvidae Passeriformes - Corvidae
European Jackdaw - Coloes monedula European Jackdaw - Coloes monedula European Jackdaw - Coloes monedula European Jackdaw - Coloes monedula

       

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