western jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
|Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi)
|Date Taken: 2015-05-11|
|Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-07-21 0:28|
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|The western jackdaw (Corvus monedula), also known as the Eurasian jackdaw, European jackdaw, or simply jackdaw, is a passerine bird in the crow family. Found across Europe, western Asia and North Africa, it is mostly resident, although northern and eastern populations migrate south in winter. Four subspecies are recognised, which mainly differ in the colouration of the plumage on the head and nape. Linnaeus first described it formally, giving it the name Corvus monedula. Later analysis of its DNA suggests that, with its closest relative the Daurian jackdaw, it is an early offshoot from the genus Corvus, and possibly distinct enough to warrant reclassification in a separate genus, Coloeus. The common name derives from the word "jack", meaning "small", and "daw", the native English name for the bird.|
Measuring 34–39 centimetres (13–15 in) in length, the western jackdaw is a black-plumaged bird with a grey nape and distinctive pale-grey irises. It is gregarious and vocal, living in small groups with a complex social structure in farmland, open woodland, on coastal cliffs, and in urban settings. An omnivorous and opportunistic feeder, it eats a wide variety of plant material and invertebrates, as well as food waste from urban areas. Western jackdaws are monogamous and build simple nests of sticks in cavities in trees, cliffs, or buildings. About five pale blue or blue-green eggs with brown speckles are laid and incubated by the female. The young fledge in four to five weeks.(Wikipedia)
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Excellent photograph of this Jackdaw. Very good light as well as color. Even shadow areas details are well visible. Good work...
Thanks for sharing,
Ciao Siggi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2015-07-21 12:54]
Hi Siggi,excellent capture of this jackdow,i like a lot the curious location,it seems in a relaxong break..ehhee...great sharpness and exposure too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
It's a new Jackdaw for me, Siegfried. I particularly like its eye.
It is a wonderful image of the bird.