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Eurasian Jackdaw
( Corvus monedula )

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The Eurasian Jackdaw is spread all around Europe apart from the northern parts of Scandinavia. Moreover it can be also found in eastern parts of Asia and northwestern parts of Africa. That is also the reason, why it is called the ``Eurasian``. Corvus mendula is 39 cm /15 inches/ big. It has got rather dark feathering. The eye and throat area are black, whereas the neck and the back are greyish silver. The belly is silver as well but it has got dark markings. The wings, legs and feet are blackish too. Understandably the plumage depends on the region the birds live in. The young have darker feathering and blackish irides, while the adults have bluish irides.

The Jackdaw is mostly found in open country, it can be also found around the cliffs. In towns the nest can be found on buildings, chimneys and steeples. It is made of sticks. The hatching takes places after approximately three weeks, while the hens incubates the eggs alone. The eggs are bluish-green and the hen has from 3 to 8 eggs. The young are able to leave their nest after about five weeks.

The Jackdaw is an omnivorous animal. It often feeds on flying insects, ants etc...They also eat insect found on the sheep’s back, besides they also steal their wool in order to line their nests. During winter Corvus monedula spend their time in large flocks. In agricultural areas it is also very often seen in the company of rooks /Corvus frugilegus/.

Eurasian Jackdaw ( Corvus monedula )

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