Jackdaw

Jackdaw

Jackdaws are members of the crow family. They are found across Europe, Western Asia and North Africa.

Jackdaw

They are similar in size to pigeons.

Jackdaw

Jackdaws are gregarious and very vocal.

Jackdaw

They live in small groups in farmland, open woodland, on coastal cliffs and in urban settings. I saw and heard them daily during a two week visit to Ireland.

Jackdaw

Omnivorous feeders, Jackdaws eat plant material, invertebrates and food waste from urban areas.

Jackdaw

The bird makes a sound something like JACK and “daw” is the archaic word for this species.

Jackdaw

They are essentially a blackish bird with grey around the neck.

Jackdaw

Jackdaw

Miles Hearn

 

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