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Jackdaw

Observed: 31st January 2013 By: BIO1416 studentsBIO1416 students’s reputation in Birds
Jackdaw
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spermologus

Not sure you could prove the ssp from the picture, but we are told that that is our birds, so I suppose it is right!

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spermologus

It doesn't show any of the plumage characteristics of 'Nordic' jackdaw (monedula) - e.g. signs of white collar and given the location etc, I think spermologus is a pretty safe bet.

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Safe bet

Agreed.

In most birds, I think it's best to leave out the ssp, as it normally requires measurements to prove or a string of museum skins to compare to, unless the bird in question is one like a Wagtail, where the plumage is very different between ssp. We occasionally get people posting things like a Robin with the ssp added, but how can you prove that?!

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