Meaning of jackdaw in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒakdɔː/

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  • A small grey-headed crow that typically nests in tall buildings and chimneys, noted for its inquisitiveness.

    Genus Corvus, family Corvidae: two species, in particular the Eurasian C. monedula

    ‘There are 113 members of the avian family called Corvidae, or corvids, which includes crows, jackdaws, rooks, ravens, as well as jays, nutcrackers and magpies.’
    • ‘The corvines - crows, rooks, jays, magpies and jackdaws - are relentless stealers of other birds' eggs and chicks.’
    • ‘The corvids of North America consist of one species of jackdaw, four crows, two ravens, one nutcracker, two magpies, and ten species of jays.’
    • ‘A clothesline is the strongest indication that this battered house is occupied, although jackdaws seem to be nesting in the chimney.’
    • ‘A cliff is nest site for jackdaws; they pop in and out of the football and fist-sized holes in the soft yellow magnesian limestone.’