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About the Jackdaw

Also known as: Eurasian Jackdaw, European Jackdaw

The Jackdaw is one of the smallest species in the family of crows and ravents. It can be found over a large area from North West Africa through all of Europe, Iran, North West India and Siberia.

Jackdaws are very sociable and move around either in pairs or larger groups. They have black / greyish feathers, except for the cheek, nape and neck, which are light grey to silver.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 10 May 2008
Scientific Name Corvus monedula
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Corvus
  • C. monedula
Birdorable Family Corvids, Shrikes & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
13 to 15 inches
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia South Asia North Africa

International Names

  • 寒鸦 (Chinese)
  • Kavka Obecná (Czech)
  • Allike (Danish)
  • Kauw (Dutch)
  • Naakka (Finnish)
  • Choucas des Tours (French)
  • Dohle (German)
  • Taccola (Italian)
  • ニシコクマルガラス (Nishikokumarukarasu) (Japanese)
  • 갈가마귀 (Galgamagwi) (Korean)
  • Kaie (Norwegian)
  • Kawka (Polish)
  • Галка (Russian)
  • Grajilla (Spanish)
  • Kaja (Swedish)

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