Blog Archive: Crows

Birdorable Jackdaw

Baby Birdorable: Jackdaw

February 20th, 2012 in Crows, Baby Birds 3 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Jackdaw. Jackdaws are part of the corvid family; they are related to crows, magpies and jays. Jackdaws nest in sheltered areas, from tree cavities to chimneys to cliff-sides. Typically 4 to 5 eggs are laid, and incubation takes about 18 days. Baby Jackdaws fledge about four weeks after hatching.

Jackdaw chick and eggs in nest box.
Jackdaw chick and eggs in nest box. by Patrick Clement.
Kauwtjes (Eurasian Jackdaw)
Kauwtjes (Eurasian Jackdaw) by Maarten84
Kauwtjes (Eurasian Jackdaw)
Kauwtjes (Eurasian Jackdaw) by Maarten84
Kauwtjes (Eurasian Jackdaw), week 3
Kauwtjes (Eurasian Jackdaw), week 3 by Maarten84
Jackdaw by Conor Lawless
Feeding baby!
Feeding baby! by foxypar4
P1030053 by shimgray
Jackdaw chick
Jackdaw chick by Mysserli
BlueEye by Conor Lawless

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our Birdorable Jackdaw t-shirts and gifts!

Birdorable American Crow

Winged garbage collectors

June 28th, 2010 in Crows 2 comments

The American Crow is a common species across much of the United States, where they are year-round residents. Their summer range extends into Canada. American Crows are known to be highly intelligent. Scientists believe part of this is their ability to communicate with one another. They have also proven to be adept at solving food-gathering puzzles. In 2007, hacker Josh Klein developed a vending machine to train crows to pick up coins in return for peanuts.

With the innovative teaching machine, crows might someday be taught to perform other tasks, including picking up trash! The American Crow has been on Birdorable since September 2006. Be sure to check out our great collection of American Crow t-shirts & gifts!

Birdorable American Crow as garbage collector