Saturday, 30 August 2014

Jackdaws in my city

30th August 2014

I live in a big conurbation which is polluted but despite it there are a lot of birds which live with us. One of them is jackdaw which is very friendly and it doesn't afraid of people. They live in a big city on the noisy streets.


The western jackdaw (Corvus monedula), also known as the Eurasian jackdawEuropean jackdawWestern Jackdaw, or simply jackdaw, is a passerine bird in the crow family. Found across Europe, western Asia and North Africa, it is mostlyresident, although northern and eastern populations migrate south in winter.

My jackdaws don't migrate for winter they stay with us.

Measuring 34–39 centimetres (13–15 in) in length, the western jackdaw is the second smallest member of the genus Corvus. Most of the plumage is a shiny black, with a purple (in subspecies monedula and spermologus) or blue (in subspecies cirtensis and soemmerringii) sheen on the crown, forehead, and secondaries, and a green-blue sheen on the throat, primaries, and tail. The cheeks, nape and neck are light grey to greyish-silver, and the underparts are slate-grey. The legs are black, as is the short stout bill, the length of which is about 75% of the length of the rest of the head.

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23 comments:

  1. they are handsome birds with very striking eyes!

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  2. The Jackdaw is my favourite in the crow family. Nice pictures.

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  3. Nice photos of the Jackdaw - I have never seen one of those before

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    1. That's why you visit blog from Europe my Dear Lady

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  4. So, you have had possibility, today.

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  5. My grandparents used to call crows, jackdaws, but they are nothing like your jackdaws.

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    1. They are similar so people can't recognize them.

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  6. Love these and all the clever corvids.

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  7. No jackdaws here, and I don't think I've seen a picture of one before. We do have their cousins - crows! Which are very noisy and excitable.

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    1. Jackdaws are friendly better than crows.

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  8. I've never heard of these! Such long legs!

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  9. They're fun to watch. We have lots of them here year round.

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    1. So they are friendly neighbours.

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  10. I've heard of jackdaws, but had no idea what they looked like. This is great!

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  11. Thanks for the great photos and information.

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  12. To have these gorgeous birds staying year 'round is a gift! They're awesome as are your photos.

    Thanks for linking to I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend...it's always appreciated!!

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    1. Thanks, a lot. They are lovely birds.

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