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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 10 May 2008
Scientific Name
Corvus monedula
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Corvus
  • C. monedula
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
13 to 15 inches


International Names

Chinese (汉语) 寒鸦
Czech (Cesky) Kavka Obecná
Danish (Dansk) Allike
Dutch (Nederlands) Kauw
Finnish (Suomi) Naakka
French (Français) Choucas des Tours
German (Deutsch) Dohle
Italian (Italiano) Taccola
Japanese (日本語) ニシコクマルガラス (Nishikokumarukarasu)
Korean (한국어) 갈가마귀 (Galgamagwi)
Norwegian (Norsk) Kaie
Polish (Polski) Kawka
Russian (русский язык) Галка
Spanish (Español) Grajilla
Swedish (Svenska) Kaja
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