Monday, September 16, 2013

Western Jackdaw

The Western Jackdaw (Scientific name - Corvus monedula), also known as the European Jackdaw or simply Jackdaw is a bird common to Europe, Western Asia and as far south as Northern Africa. It is a passerine bird in the Crow family.  They are found usually in areas of farmland or open woodlands but also in urban areas. 
The Jackdaw is a mainly black and grey bird with the grey predominate on its nape. The black is a shiny black. 

Photos were taken in April 2013 at Zaanse Schans in the municipality of Zaanstad, North Holland, Netherlands.  

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