|A Jackdaw in London, England.|
| Coloeus monedula|
Kryukov and Suzuki (2000) and Haring et al. (2007a) found that the jackdaws were rather distant from the other Corvus species. They are split from Corvus into Coloeus, as recommended by Rasmussen and Anderton (2005).
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|Other common names||Western Jackdaw, European Jackdaw, or simply Jackdaw.|
It is smaller than crows and has a black plumage with smocky gray nape. The eyes are light blue.
Bill is much more slender than Rook, Hooded Crow and Carrion Crow. In flight, told apart by Hooded and Carrion by faster and slightly deeper wing beats of the proportionately somewhat longer and narrower wings, also by broad but short neck, and by short bill that gives the bird a somewhat 'docked' appearance at front. As a rule, also flies in denser flocks than crows (almost as pigeons), but flock formations can be similar.
BehaviourIt is a very smart and gregarious bird. It makes huge and noisy flocks.
Seeds, berries, carrion, lizards, mice, eggs and chicks, insects, worms.
a loud kiook.
Reproductionit nests in colonies.
It is found in cities and farmlands.
- ^ a b c Lepage, Denis. "Corvus monedula". Bird Checklists of the World. Avibase. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
- ^ a b Madge, S. & de Juana, E. (2016). Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/60768 on 29 February 2016).
- ^ Kryukov, A.P., and H. Suzuki (2000), Phylogeography of carrion, hooded and jungle crows (Aves, Corvidae) inferred from partial sequencing of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene, Russian J. Genet. 36, 922-929.
- ^ Haring, E., A. Gamauf, and A. Kryukov (2007a), Phylogeographic patterns in widespread corvid birds, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 45, 840-862.
- ^ Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton (2005), “Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide.”, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
- ^ a b c d Mullarney, Killian; Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström and Peter J. Grant (1999). Birds of Europe. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691050538. Cite uses deprecated parameter
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