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Jackdaws

Observed: 21st April 2010 By: ru9
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

blackbirds, unsure whether they are jackdaws or another bird any help

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Carrion Crow (Corvus Corone Corone) interacts

Comments

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baby birds

Could be carrion crows?

Bob Ford

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Jackdaws prefer less open nests

Jackdaws tend to nest in holes, and although they will nest on cliffs they would usually choose nest sites in deeper crevices.
Carrion Crows typically nest in open locations like this, often in trees.

The size and shape of the bill is an even better clue to the species - Jackdaws have a much smaller bill (and Ravens, another possibility, have a proportionately larger bill) - and as has already been said, Jackdaws have a grey patch on the neck (not usually as distinct in juveniles, but still there).