Name: Jackdaw

Scientific name: Corvus monedula

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: Our smallest crow, about 30cm long with a short, chunky bill, a grey 'shawl' around the back of the head, a black cap and a white eye. Jackdaws nest in holes in trees, cliffs and buildings: sometimes they will make a nest in a chimney! They are birds of f

How to identify: The combination of small size, short black bill and grey 'shawl' with a black cap make the Jackdaw unmistakeable.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 40
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 20
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: Jackdaws mate for life, and the pair will often sit next to each other, preening.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2014-01-05 10:25:16
    • Whiskolis

    I love the Jackdaw fun fact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know I'm over doing it with the exclamation marks, but It's such a cute fact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't think they are our smallest crow I saw one it was huge. In my garden they are always flying around. Whiskolis

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2014-01-04 11:02:53
    • Whiskolis

    In London they are as common as carrion crows or pigeons.

  • Parakaxus
    • Date: 2013-03-03 16:12:05
    • Parakaxus

    common in stalybridge

  • Dolphita
    • Date: 2012-10-31 13:50:16
    • Dolphita

    In that picture the Jackdaws eyes looked really cool!

  • Wigeonona
    • Date: 2011-06-13 20:16:45
    • Wigeonona

    they are resident in our garden, i think they are nesting in our chimney pot!

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-03-06 13:33:51
    • Foxalas

    I didn't know that Jackdaws mate for life :-)