Saturday, October 30, 2010


A Jackdaw hanging around the Hampton Court grounds, London, UK; 4/5/10.
Another black bird that is commonly referred to in Shakespeare's writings is the Jackdaw, which is one of the smallest member of the Crow family. It is a black bird with grey nape and distinctive white irises. It is omnivorous and eats a wide variety of plant material and invertebrates, and scavanges on food waste from urban areas. The Jackdaw has benefited from clearing of forested areas and is found in farmland and urban areas, as well as open wooded areas and coastal cliffs throughout Europe, western Asia and North Africa.
A Jackdaw, Hampton Court grounds, London, England, UK; 4/5/10.

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