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Conservation status: Green

This is a small, black crow with a distinctive silvery sheen to the back of its head. The pale eyes are also noticeable.

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Overview

Latin name

Corvus monedula

Family

Crows (Corvidae)

Where to see them

Jackdaws can be found in fields, woods, parks and gardens. They're social birds and roost communally in woodlands. They're widespread and common across the UK, except the Scottish Highlands.

When to see them

At any time of year. Jackdaws often join up with rooks and carrion crows in autumn and winter to roost together in huge numbers.

What they eat

Insects, young birds and eggs, fruit, seeds and scraps.

Population

EuropeUK breeding*UK wintering*UK passage*
-1,400,000 pairs--

Distribution

Key

Audio

Patrik Aberg, Xeno-canto